As part of their commitment to ensuring that the response community is prepared for and capable of responding to all-hazard events, FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) has purchased several MX908 devices to incorporate into their 40-hour Hazardous Materials Technologies course.

This in-depth course focuses on developing skills related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) incident response.  Hazardous Materials Technicians can now get hands on with the MX908 to explore its breadth of capabilities for trace level threat detection.

The MX908 is a handheld mass spectrometer that enables first responders to detect and identify a wide range of trace chemical threats, including chemical warfare agents, explosives, priority drugs and emerging threats such as Fourth Generation Agents (FGAs) and Pharmaceutical-Based Agents (PBAs).

“We’re honored that the Center for Domestic Preparedness has selected MX908 to be part of this invaluable training provided to our nation’s first responders.  We applaud their commitment to keeping current on the latest tools and technologies to ensure that students are better prepared to address the evolving threat landscape,” says John Kenneweg, VP and General Manager at 908 Devices.

The Center for Domestic Preparedness provides advanced, all-hazards training to approximately 50,000 emergency responders annually from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities. The scope of training includes preparedness, protection, and response.