Chemical analyzers for firefighters dealing with hazmat identification

Improve response with portable analysis in the danger zone

Firefighters often deal with hazardous materials (Hazmat) identification whether they are chemicals, WMD, or radioactive sources. Flammable and potentially explosive chemicals are especially challenging. As chemical identification becomes more complex, the need for non-contact, non-destructive analysis is greater than ever. Our portable chemical analyzers can quickly verify the contents of drums, bags, bottles and more directly in the chemical hazard zone. For hazmat teams investigating potentially explosive atmospheres, intrinsically safe Thermo Scientific personal radiation detectors meet the latest ATEX standards.

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Chemical identification and post-incident support categories

When faced with hazmat or unknown chemicals in the field, first responders need to act fast. Our portable chemical analyzers deliver the rapid, reliable, field-based chemical  and hazmat identification they need to protect themselves, mitigate the scene, and safely execute their mission.

Quickly distinguish between naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and radiation from man-made sources such as nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices (INDs), or radiological dispersal devices (RDDs). We offers a variety of portable radiation detection devices and instruments for continuous monitoring and immediate alert to a variety of radiation types.

Featured threat detection case studies

Where are the best places to monitor fans, do baseline scanning, and set up remote monitoring? Take a look at this Sporting Event Scenario map with markers for safety and security radiation monitoring points.

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How do you monitor all traffic and fans along a parade or race route? How can you tell if there are radiation changes during event? This case study points out area concerns and suggests product setups at checkpoints, along the route in case fans are carrying sources or placing them in high traffic areas, or even arming vehicles with devices.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Detection

Radiation can be found almost anywhere. Is it always a threat to public health and safety? How can it be monitored?  What tools do I need to detect it?  Are you trying to scare us?  Get the answers to these and other questions on our Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Detectionpage.