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IFSI Library Lending Policies

If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us. We welcome any and all inquiries!

 

Local Lending

  • Standard loan period is 4 weeks.
  • Extensions are considered upon request.
  • Requested materials can be picked up in person at IFSI.
  • Photo ID is required to establish a lending account.
  • Lending is limited to Illinois residents.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Standard loan period is 6 weeks.
  • IFSI Library materials can be delivered to a patron’s Illinois local library through ILL service.
  • A public library card is required.
  • ILL delivery to your public library may take up to 2 weeks.

Resources available through the IFSI Library

Biographies and Memoirs at the Library

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Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar begin to combat fires during a simulated fire exercise at the ARFF Training Pit.  June 13, 2009 by Manuel F. Guerrero.

This guide was produced by the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) library to bring together resources on cancer research that are relevant to firefighters and emergency responders. On these pages, you will find links and information available at IFSI, as well as a list of relevant IFSI library items. The tabs on this guide include links to digital resources, reports, and news articles covering cancer research in the fire service, and an overview of current studies.

IFSI Library

The IFSI Library houses more than 65,000 items, including books, periodicals, manuals, codes and standards, DVDs, CDs, e-resources, audiobooks and other fire emergency resources. The library exists to serve all first responders in the state of Illinois. Users can request materials in-person, via telephone or email, or through the Online Catalog. The catalog may be searched by keyword, title, author, subject, or publisher, and the search can be limited to specific formats. You may enter as many or as few search terms as you would like; the more search parameters the fewer results there will be, but those results will be more specific. You can visit us in person, or, if you live in the state of Illinois and have an Illinois library card, we can send the materials you want to your local library via interlibrary loan.

Fire Service Cancer Research Resources at the IFSI Library

The following articles can be accessed on-site at the IFSI Library. IFSI employees can access the articles remotely with the UIUC NET ID and password. Non-IFSI/UI employees will have to request copies of the articles via interlibrary loan from their home public library. If you have questions about accessing these articles, please contact the IFSI Library.

Firefighter perceptions of cancer risk: results of a qualitative study

  • Anderson, D. A., Harrison, T. R., Yang, F., Wendorf Muhamad, J., & Morgan, S. E. (2017). Firefighter perceptions of cancer risk: Results of a qualitative study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 60(7), 644-650. doi:10.1002/ajim.22726

517 The firefighter multicenter cancer cohort study: framework development and testing

  • Burgess J, Caban-Martinez A, Fent K, et al. (2018). 517 The firefighter multicenter cancer cohort study: framework development and testing. Occupational Environ Med 2018;75:A117.

Firefighters and Cancer: Technological Offensive illuminates the Future

  • Dittmar, M. J. (2017). Firefighters and Cancer: Technological Offensive Illuminates the Future. Fire Engineering, 170(11), 3-8.

Resilience, culture change, and cancer risk reduction in a fire rescue organization: Clean gear as the new badge of honor

  • Harrison, T., Yang, F., Anderson, D., et al. (2017). Resilience, culture change, and cancer risk reduction in a fire rescue organization: Clean gear as the new badge of honor. Journal Of Contingencies And Crisis Management25(3), 171-181. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12182

546 Risk of prostate cancer among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of studies published after 2007

  • Mehlum I, Johannessen H, Kjærheim K, et al. (2018). 546 Risk of prostate cancer among firefighters: a review and meta-analysis of studies published after 2007. 

1012 Opportunities for worksite-based cervical cancer screening among female firefighters

  • Solle NS, Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, et al. (2018). 1012 Opportunities for worksite-based cervical cancer screening among female firefighters. Occupational Environ Med 2018;75:A536.

Volatile Organic Compounds Off-gassing from Firefighters' Personal Protective Equipment Ensembles after Use.

  • Fent, K.W., Evans, D.E., Booher, D., Pleil, J.D., Stiegel, M.A., Horn, G.P., Dalton, J. (2015). Volatile organic compounds off-gassing from firefighters' personal protective equipment ensembles after use. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene12(6), 404-414. doi:10.1080/15459624.2015.1025135

Contact IFSI Staff

For Information, Assistance, or User Training Contact:

Phone: 217-333-8925 or Toll Free: 800-437-5819

Fax: 217-333-8379 (Library) or 217-244-6792 (IFSI)

Email: fsi-library@illinois.edu

Library Hours

Monday – Friday:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Head Librarian

Lian Ruan: lruan@illinois.edu

Reference & User Training Librarian

Diane Richardson: dlrichar@illinois.edu

Assistant Director for Library Operations

David Ehrenhart: ehrenha1@illinois.edu

LibGuide created by Inga Fonder