FLIR PRIMED Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards


Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) events are low in frequency, but high in consequence.

Well-prepared individuals know how to protect themselves and others when facing a hazmat accident or a CBRNE attack.

Today’s firefighters, HAZMAT specialists, law enforcement officers, security teams, military personnel, and other emergency responders require frequent training to stay prepared.

FLIR Systems, Four-Time Winner of the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, including Top Honors for Best CBRNE Detection System, has launched a new educational resource, FLIR PRIMED (Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision).

FLIR PRIMED is a free, online tool that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or Explosives (CBRNE) attacks.

Whether the mission is preventive, reactive, or intelligence-driven, responders can stay prepared with FLIR PRIMED, a free source of cutting-edge insights with a focus on “street truth”, best practices, field checklists, and other CBRNE information.

From the initial PRIMED episode– Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision – to explosives 101, radiation protection zones and personal protective equipment, gas monitoring, and so much more, FLIR is presenting hot topics for today’s responders.

These real-life, field-tested methods are presented by Grant Coffey, a retired Portland Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team Coordinator, College Fire Science Instructor, and CBRNE expert of nearly 40 years.

FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment.

FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection. Full Article.