Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Project, Part 2

Panel on cardivascular and chemical studies

The 2016 Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Project was an IFSI (Illinois Fire Services Institute) Research-UL FSRI-NIOSH collaborative project investigating fire service chemical and cardiovascular exposures.

Much of the data collected during this study will help the teams currently working on the standard 1403 which sets forth guidelines for live fire training. For 2017, federal FEMA grant monies were secured to conduct this ‘training exposures’ study at IFSI in the summer of 2016.

In part two of this Webcast, our panel of experts discusses implications of the studies. Watch some footage from the studies in part 1 HERE.

  • Investigate the cardiovascular and respiratory aspects of live fire training
  • Review heat release rates, heat flux and temperatures produced by 1403 fuel packages
  • Determine carcinogenic exposures firefighters and instructors are exposed to during live fire training

Experts address various topics raised by these studies, including 1403 standard, live fire training protocols, rehab and decontamination procedures, air monitoring, bunker gear design and live fire fuel packages. 

Watch in the player below.


FDIC International 2018 Q & A: Gavin Horn

Horn: Today’s Firefighters Must Ignite Young People’s Passion for Service and Leadership

IFSI, UL FSRI Release Free Online Training Program on Firefighter Cardiovascular, Chemical Exposure Risks

IFSI Research Center Releases Interim Report on Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting Project






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