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This event was recorded Thu, Jan 17, 2019 12:00 PM CST and is now available for on demand viewing.

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 12:00 PM CST{LOCAL_TZ}


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Event Description:

The fire service continues to drive the movement for science-based research to better understand how the fire environment, firefighting PPE and fire department practices can impact firefighters’ risks. This class shares some of the latest firefighter research on contamination control along with lessons learned from ongoing efforts to implement of some of these practices. Commonly asked questions and a few tips on how to implement best practices will be discussed in the context of the scientific background and fireground execution.


Presented by:


Gavin Horn
Director of Research
Illinois Fire Service Institute


Gavin Horn has served as the director for the IFSI Research program at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), a department within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2004. In that same year, he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IFSI Research studies focus on firefighter health and safety, first responder technology development and material testing. Gavin also serves as a volunteer firefighter/engineer with the Savoy (IL) Fire Department.


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