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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 9

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 9

What are dirty bombs and how can you protect yourself against exposure? In FLIR PRIMED episode 9 FLIR PRIMED episode 9, Grant discusses: dirty bomb components, the exposure timeline, and screening techniques.

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FLIR Fido X-Series Now Eligible for Grant Assistance

FLIR Fido X-Series Now Eligible for Grant Assistance

Grants come from federal, state and private resources and can help pay for equipment, vehicles, training, or personnel. We are pleased to announce that FLIR’s Fido® X- Series explosives detection products are now eligible for grant assistance through PoliceGrantsHelp.com.

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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 8

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 8

How do you know if you’re dealing with a simple odor call or something more dangerous? In FLIR PRIMED episode 8, Grant discusses proper use of the all-important gas monitor.

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FLIR to Present Sunrise Session at IAFC Hazmat 2017

FLIR to Present Sunrise Session at IAFC Hazmat 2017

FLIR is sponsoring a Sunrise Session at the IAFC Hazmat Response Teams Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017 – 7:00 am to 7:50 am titled “What’s in a name? Ten Step Field Method for Chemical ID.”

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New Chemical Analysis Tool for Responders in the Field

New Chemical Analysis Tool for Responders in the Field

When military and civil responders assess a chemical threat, they rely on technology that delivers instant, accurate results. Now, FLIR has just what’s needed to quickly identify hazards so responders can act with confidence.

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FLIR to Participate in Celebration of Mass Spectrometry Event at Purdue University

FLIR to Participate in Celebration of Mass Spectrometry Event at Purdue University

FLIR is honored to be a participant in the 2017 Celebration of Mass Spectrometry at Purdue University taking place June 2-3, 2017. Purdue University has a rich history in the development of mass spectrometry and continues to lead in the advancement of the field. The two days will precede ASMS in Indianapolis, IN and will involve a mixture of presentations from prominent members of the mass spectrometry community, discussion of the future of the technology, laboratory tours, and demonstrations.

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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 7

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 7

Know the zones, KNOW where you are at, and know what you should be wearing.  In FLIR PRIMED episode 7, we cover the three basic hazard zone areas and four levels of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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FLIR to Present New Innovations in Mass Spectrometry at ASMS 2017

FLIR to Present New Innovations in Mass Spectrometry at ASMS 2017

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) promotes knowledge of mass spectrometry to academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Each year, ASMS sponsors the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that is attended by more than 6,500 scientists. Over 3,000 papers are presented as posters and talks.

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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 6

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 6

Episode 6, Chemical States of Matter. FLIR PRIMED is a CBRNE Training Video Series. Every few weeks, we’ll deliver best practices, industry insights, and real-life experiences that help you stay prepared. Each episode will be accompanied by a field checklist or downloadable guide that you can use right now! See more at FLIR.com/PRIMED.

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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 5

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 5

Biological agents are some of the most toxic substances known to man. But unlike other agents, their effects are usually delayed and can spread like wildfire unseen.

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FLIR PRIMED: Episode 4

FLIR PRIMED: Episode 4

Explosives are one of the weapons of choice for terrorists. They are easy to make and easy to trigger. In this video, Grant Coffey reviews the most important considerations for responders at an explosive scene to keep themselves, their team, and the public safe.

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FLIR PRIMED Releases Three New Episodes

FLIR PRIMED Releases Three New Episodes

Today FLIR announced the launch of its new educational resource, FLIR PRIMED – Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision – a free, online tool that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or Explosives (CBRNE) attacks.


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FLIR Announces $8.6M Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) Contract Award
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FLIR Announces $8.6M Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) Contract Award

FLIR Systems has been named as a prime contractor on the Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) program by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). The CSD program is managed by the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM NBC CA).

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FLIR Systems Receives Delivery Order Totaling $54.2 Million from the U.S. Department of Defense for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems Receives Delivery Order Totaling $54.2 Million from the U.S. Department of Defense for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced today that it has received a delivery order for 50 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense, in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) DR-SKO Program of Record.

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Three FLIR Detection Products Win Eighth Annual GSN Homeland Security 2016 Awards

Three FLIR Detection Products Win Eighth Annual GSN Homeland Security 2016 Awards

Government Security News recently announced the winners and finalists for its’ eighth annual Homeland Security Awards Program of 2016. FLIR’s achievements are seen across three product categories, with three detection products awarded as category ‘winners.’

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Three FLIR Detection Products Win ‘ASTOR’ Homeland Security 2016 Awards

Three FLIR Detection Products Win ‘ASTOR’ Homeland Security 2016 Awards

For 2016, it is with great pride and honor to announce FLIR’s achievements across two product award categories, noting three FLIR Detection products in distinguished excellence, and assisting the outstanding safety efforts of law enforcement, first responders, IT and port security.

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FLIR Announces New Rugged, Real-Time Chemical Threat Detector for Mobile Platforms

FLIR Announces New Rugged, Real-Time Chemical Threat Detector for Mobile Platforms

Today FLIR announced the Griffin G465 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) for chemical threat identification, the latest addition to the Griffin G400-Series GC/MS family.

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IdentiFINDER R100: FLIR’s Smallest Radiation Detector for First Responders
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IdentiFINDER R100: FLIR’s Smallest Radiation Detector for First Responders

Today FLIR announced the identiFINDER R100 personal radiation detector for first responders, law enforcement, military and security personnel. The belt-worn, rugged identiFINDER R100 is the latest and smallest addition to FLIR’s industry-leading identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation products.

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Meet the identiFINDER family
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Meet the identiFINDER family

Through years of working with our customers, FLIR has learned that no single product can meet all the various applications for handheld radiation security solutions. Different applications require different detector sizes and sensitivities. Some applications require smaller, more rugged devices while at other times, increased sensitivity outweighs the importance of deploying a compact, lightweight instrument.

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FLIR Discusses Explosives Trace Detectors for Law Enforcement with CBNW Xplosive Magazine
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FLIR Discusses Explosives Trace Detectors for Law Enforcement with CBNW Xplosive Magazine

In the 2016 issue of CBNW Xplosive, FLIR outlines explosives trace detection for the masses in an article titled “Kicking Over the Traces.” The article discusses new standards in ease of use, sensing what the human eye cannot see, and asymmetric screening approaches.

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FLIR Fido X2 Wins Innovative Industrial Design Award
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FLIR Fido X2 Wins Innovative Industrial Design Award

Strategic Directions International, a market research firm for analytical and life science instrumentation, announced the winners of its annual Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) Design Awards for excellence in industrial design. FLIR’s Fido X2 handheld explosives trace detector won the Silver Award in the Portable Analytical Instrument Industrial Design category.

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FLIR Discusses the Role CBRNE Equipment Manufacturers Play in Keeping First Responders Safe

FLIR Discusses the Role CBRNE Equipment Manufacturers Play in Keeping First Responders Safe

In June, FLIR’s Pat Call participated in a roundtable titled "Toxic – What Keeps the Experts Up at Night?" organized by DomPrep, a thought-leadership information service for the emergency preparedness community. In a follow-up article for DoemsticPreparedness.com titled "The Goal That Keeps Equipment Manufacturers Up at Night," Pat discusses the critical role equipment manufacturers play in keeping first responders safe when responding to CBRNE emergencies.

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2016 IAFC Baltimore New Product Showcase with The Haz Mat Guys
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2016 IAFC Baltimore New Product Showcase with The Haz Mat Guys

Mike and Bob from The Haz Mat Guys sought out the best and brightest new products at the IAFC Hazmat show in Baltimore. In this feature episode, Mike talks radiation with FLIR and reviews the new identiFINDER R200.

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Technology Talk with The Police Chief Magazine

Technology Talk with The Police Chief Magazine

In the April issue, FLIR’s Clint Wichert discusses how technology advancements have enabled modern handheld explosives trace detectors to be smaller, faster, smarter, and easier to use.

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Next Generation Explosives Detection: TrueTrace Capability for Law Enforcement

Next Generation Explosives Detection: TrueTrace Capability for Law Enforcement

Novus Light released a feature in July on Explosives Detection in which FLIR discusses why trace-level detection matters, how TrueTrace technology works to sense invisible threats, and how the technology is applied within the law enforcement community.

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FLIR’s Dr. David Cullin to Moderate JPEO-CBD Joint Project Managers Panel on August 3rd at NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

FLIR’s Dr. David Cullin to Moderate JPEO-CBD Joint Project Managers Panel on August 3rd at NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

The NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition kicks off this week. Dr. Cullin is currently serving as the Chairman of the Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum (CBDAIF) and will moderate the JPEO-CBD Joint Project Managers Panel starting at 08:45 on August 3rd.

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Countering Predictability with Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Countering Predictability with Fido X2 Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

In the Spring issue of CST & CBRNE Sourcebook, FLIR discusses the invisible explosives threat, security applications for mobile screening solutions using the Fido X2, and new classes of technology that perform at the highest level, even during high-threat response scenarios.

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Webinar Announcement: Countering Predictability in Explosives Screening
Webinars and Training

Webinar Announcement: Countering Predictability in Explosives Screening

FLIR will host a free webinar June 3 at 1:30pm GMT on the basics of explosives trace detection. Join this session to learn how the new Fido X2 enables random screening protocols that increase the likelihood of threat detection and adds a new layer of protection to security screening.

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Webinar Announcement: Ushering in a New Class of Radiation Pagers
Webinars and Training

Webinar Announcement: Ushering in a New Class of Radiation Pagers

FLIR will host a free webinar June 1 at 2pm GMT on the topic of personal radiation detection and identification. Join this session to learn how FLIR’s new super-pager, the identiFINDER R200, enables radioisotope identification on the front line.

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Handheld Explosives Trace Detection – Why do you need it?
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Handheld Explosives Trace Detection – Why do you need it?

Security teams depend more than ever on proactive and preventative technologies in the war on terror. Handheld explosive trace detectors (ETDs) provide the portable screening capability needed to take the security mission mobile.

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Everything You Need to Know About Portable Radiation Detection and Spectroscopy Systems
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Everything You Need to Know About Portable Radiation Detection and Spectroscopy Systems

No single product can meet all the various applications for handheld radiation detection systems. Different applications require different detector sizes and sensitivities.

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FLIR Begins Shipping Fido X2 Explosives Trace Detector and Announces Online Training Courses
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FLIR Begins Shipping Fido X2 Explosives Trace Detector and Announces Online Training Courses

Today we announce that pre-orders for the Fido® X2 began shipping this week to law enforcement, private aviation, and security agencies around the world. The handheld explosives trace detectors will be used to counter and deter acts of terrorism.

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FLIR Begins Shipping Radiation Detector identiFINDER R200 and Announces Companion Mobile App
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FLIR Begins Shipping Radiation Detector identiFINDER R200 and Announces Companion Mobile App

We are pleased to announce that pre-orders for the identiFINDER® R200 are now shipping to law enforcement and emergency management agencies around the world this week. The pager-sized radiation detector tool can be mounted in a vehicle or worn to provide 24/7 radiation monitoring. When an alarm sounds, the identiFINDER R200 detects the radioisotope, enabling responders to assess the nature of the threat on-site and identify a true threat from an innocent material.

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