Safety and security personnel do not have much downtime during the holiday season. When it comes to the detection and identification of radioactive materials, chemicals, or explosive threats, ensuring that on-site teams are properly equipped requires a strategic approach every day. There’s no holiday from protecting against these threats, but there is advanced technology and innovative instruments that offer real-time security threat detection to help in routine security monitoring, surveillance, and emergency response situations.
Here are seven free resources to help safety and security professionals detect and mitigate hazardous materials, explosives, and radiological threats to keep the public, and themselves, safe during the holiday season, and every day thereafter.
- Customized grant help for products involved in Radiation Detection, Hazmat and Chemical Identification, Explosives Detection, and Narcotics Identification.
- Assistance includes grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews from our team of grant experts. We do not guarantee funding, but will do everything we can to assist you in submitting a successful grant application.
- Learn about the advanced technology, planning tools, and instruments available to first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, military, and government agencies to aid in the detection of radioactive materials and the identification of chemicals, narcotics, and explosive threats.
3. Infographic: Who Needs Personal Radiation Detection?
- Here are some examples of the types of workers who should use radiation detection and monitoring equipment to keep themselves, and the public, safe from potential threats.
- A well-established technique for identifying chemicals, Raman spectroscopy has been used in forensic laboratory analysis for decades. It is widely accepted by the scientific community and has a proven track record in the United States court system. Here are 10 reasons that can be used to support the use of handheld narcotics analyzers.
5. Infographic: 5 Steps to Radiation Preparedness
- Radiation is an often overlooked threat, yet unsecured radioactive sources can lead to catastrophic scenarios for law enforcement and emergency response teams, and can have devastating, long-term implications for a community, city or entire region. Here are 5 steps that every law enforcement agency should consider to ensure radiation preparedness.
6. Parade and Race Route Radiation Monitoring Diagrams
- With long routes through heavily populated areas and downtown cores, parades,races, and sporting events are a challenging scenario to thoroughly reach and monitor. These documents outline scenarios, areas of concern, and technology that can be used to help monitor all traffic and fans along the routes and during events.
7. Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Detection
- There are many different types of radiation, and some types of radiation may be harmful to health so it must be detected and monitored. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about radiation detection, including where it can be found, how it can be detected, and what’s the difference between a personal radiation detector and a Geiger counter.
These resources and more are available all year round, so visit the Safety and Security Threat Detection section of our website during the holiday season and any other time during the year. It’s our gift to you.