We talk about his background before getting into fire service research and then we jump into his research in the field of firefighter health.

Gavin Horn

Gavin is a Research Engineer with the UL Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). Gavin’s research interests range from firefighter health and safety and first responder technology development to material testing and nondestructive evaluation.

Prior to joining the UL FSRI team, he served as the Director of IFSI Research Programs at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) for 15 years and as a firefighter, apparatus engineer and fire investigator with the Savoy (IL) Fire Department.

Gavin holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a ME in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.

He has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts and given presentations at meetings, conferences and symposia around the world.

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