Test subjects are a vital part of IFSI's research program. We need help from firefighters and the public to help us simulate real-life situations for a wide
range of studies.
Your assistance in our investigations is appreciated and will sometimes be compensated.
Projects that are seeking test subjects will be listed below as needs arise. Follow each link to learn more about the role of volunteers in each project and how you can sign up. Thank you for your support of IFSI research.
Join the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) , Underwriter Laboratories (UL), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as we conduct the first rigorous scientific study to quantify acute physiological disruptions and exposure to products of combustion experienced while firefighters conduct simulated firefighting evolutions in new and laundered PPE with traditional and particle blocking hoods.