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hank you for your interest in participating in the Protection from chemical, thermal, and cardiovascular risks: Impact of PPE laundering and hood design study that will be conducted at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI). We appreciate your willingness to improve our understanding of how firefighting PPE can protect our members from risks on the fireground. The purpose of this study is to quantify acute physiological disruptions and exposure to products of combustion, while firefighters conducts simulated firefighting activities in new and laundered PPE with traditional and particle blocking hoods. Participants will conduct controlled, simulated firefighting activities (stair climb, hose advance, search, overhaul) in a structure that will contain fire smoke.In order to safely and repeatably conduct this study, we are planning to recruit 24 firefighters to visit the IFSI campus in Champaign, Illinois for three consecutive days this fall — either Sep. 27-29 or Oct. 16-18. More details on this study are provided below. If you are interested in participating, please complete the following questionnaire by selected “NEXT” below. This questionnaire is necessary to make sure you meet the criteria for participation.