Firefighter in Protective Gear (image) University of South Florida (USF Health) Share Print E-Mail Caption Tampa (Fla.) firefighter John Cannon demonstrates the heavy protective clothing and gear that must to donned to fight fires; the air tank alone weighs 35 pounds. Credit Photo courtesy of University of South Florida/USF Health Usage Restrictions Please use image only with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.