The HazMat Guys Podcast, Part 2: Measuring Aerosols

Listen to Episode 291, Part 2 of the HazMat Guys Podcast on Aerosols. The guys discuss common techniques used measure aerosols and how to keep safe while responding to aerosolized threats.

The HazMat Guys Podcast, Part 1: What are Aerosols?

Listen to Episode 290, Part 1 of the HazMat Guys Podcast to learn more about aerosol threats and the challenges they pose to responders.

A Brief History of Field Technology

The guys introduce themselves and give a brief history of how laboratory technology has evolved for field use since the early 2000’s.

Anthrax vs Fentanyl

Get some perspectives on how the “white powder” call has changed dramatically from the anthrax attacks of October 2001 to the synthetic opioid epidemic of more recent years.

Figures of Merit

On the nerdiest show so far, learn some of the scientific terms used to define the performance of analytical technologies and how they apply to the meters you use in the field.

What Category is Your Meter

Dave leads a discussion on the categories of technologies defined by SWGDRUG and how those categories can apply to using your meters together in the field.

Infrared Spectroscopy

In the first of a 3-part technology series, Mark leads a discussion on the basics of infrared spectroscopy and the enabling factors that made this powerful lab technique useful for emergency responders.

Raman Spectroscopy

In the second of a 3-part technology series, Dr. Christopher D. Brown joins the show to discuss field Raman meters, and you’ll learn some tips for measuring solid mixtures effectively and explosive materials safely.

Mass Spectrometry and IMS

In the final of a 3-part technology series, Dr. Chris Weber joins the gang as a member of F.A.S.T. to discuss mass spectrometry, GC-MS, and IMS, and the implications for field use by emergency responders.


FR1/908 Devices Responding to CWAs + PBAs

Webinar: Responding to Chemical Warfare and Pharmaceutical Based Agents

A must watch for CBRN first responders! Receive the latest info dangerous chemical threats – chemical warfare and pharmaceutical based agents.

Trace Identification of Fentanyl, Synthetic Cathinones, and Other Drugs in Corrections

Watch this on demand webinar to learn more about the challenges associated with the increased presence of drugs and how to protect officers and inmates from potential exposures.

Field Detection of Pesticides: Suicide, Seizures, and Sickness

Watch this new on demand webinar as we explore the dangers of illegal marijuana grow operations and how to detect and identify toxic pesticides used in the cultivation process.

Responding to Emerging Threats: Detect, Decon, and Verify

Watch this webinar to learn more about the latest tactics, detection techniques, and procedures related to current and emerging threats. From fentanyl to unconventional chemical threats this is a must-watch for any first responder.

Current Trends in Counterfeit Pills

Watch this on demand webinar as we discuss the importance of identifying controlled substances in the field due to the rise of high potency counterfeit pills.

Expert Roundtable: Trends in Illicit Drug Identification

Learn from a panel of law enforcement experts as they discuss challenges in keeping pace with an evolving drug landscape, and how they use new technology to detect and identify drugs in the field.

The Modern Day Challenges of Law Enforcement in Drug Detection

Presented by Patrick Glynn, Detective Lieutenant, Drug Control Unit, Quincy Police Department

Fentanyl: A Paradigm Shift in Drug Death

Presented by Michael Gray, Chairman, Fentanyl Awareness Coalition

When Two Worlds Collide – The Nexus Between Drugs and Terrorism

Presented by Dr. Christina Baxter, CEO, Emergency Response TIPS

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Deployment of MX908

Presented by the Roy E. McKinney, Chief, Maine Drug Enforcement and Scott J. Pelletier, Commander, Maine Drug Enforcement

Detecting Solids, Liquids, Vapors … and Aerosols?

Case Studies on Field Identification of Controlled Substances

Current Trends in Counterfeit Pills

DEA Narcos – How We Took Down Pablo Escobar

Asset Forfeiture

Novel Applications for EOD

Synthetic and Emerging Drug Trends

Aerosol Hazard Management 101

Emerging Chemical Threats: Novichoks, The Newcomers

Panel Discussion: The Emerging Threat Landscape

The Expanding Value of Technology in Investigations and Court

Recon to Decon: A Toolbox Approach to Hazmat Response

Novichoks in the News

White Papers

White Paper: Area Monitoring for Chemical Warfare and Pharmaceutical Based Agents

Learn more about area monitoring and how MX908 Beacon is the only area monitor on the market to identify chemical warfare agents, etc.

White Paper: Pesticide Detection and Identification at Illegal Marijuana Grows

With pesticides posing an imminent danger for wildlife in the area, responding law enforcement also find themselves potentially exposed to the hazardous chemicals

Using MX908 in Investigations and Court

Users can conduct field analysis of unknown substances at trace levels to generate actionable intelligence in real time to assess threat levels, establish probable cause, and prioritize investigatory resources accordingly, all while reducing operator exposure.

Actionable Information from High Pressure Mass Spectrometry

Trace Detection in the Field Expedites Prosecution

Mass spectrometry is classified as a Category A technique by the Scientific Working Group on Seized Drug Analysis (SWGDRG) and ASTM 2329-17 and has been admissible in court for more than 50 years. Download to read more.

Aerosol Hazard Management 101

Read this white paper to learn more about the hazard posed by aerosolized chemicals. You will learn about aerosols and their properties and how to successfully address them in the field.

Operational Response to Fourth Generation Agents

Read this whitepaper written by Christina Baxter Ph.D., to prepare responders with commercially available solutions to detect, identify, decontaminate, destroy, and confirm the destruction of the A-series agents.

A New Approach to Trace Detection

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