IFSI Research

IFSI Research provides state-of-the-art facilities for developing practical solutions to the problems and perils faced by emergency responders.

IFSI enjoys unique advantages from the close proximity of our laboratories to the live testing environments. Researchers have immediate access to equipment and human participants and can quickly measure interactions in the lab. The Center also includes on-site fire and heat chambers that are invaluable in our studies on heat stress.

IFSI's research efforts focus on studies that have a direct impact on firefighters' work, health and safety. Our investigations look closely at biomechanics, physiology and other elements, with research looking at three major components.

Participants Wanted

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.

Click the button below and fill out the form and include yourself on a list to be contacted when volunteers are needed. You will only be contacted when there are opportunities to help with IFSI Research projects.

For more information, please contact Jason Rennert at jrennert@illinois.edu