Smiths Detection - Articles
Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly changing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well as weapons, contraband and narcotics. Our goal is simple: to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends.
How firefighters can ID fentanyl on scene
Use proven technology for efficient detection and identification of dangerous opioids like fentanyl and its analogues in the field
What is fentanyl?
This potent prescription painkiller has become a dangerous street drug that poses significant risk to first responders
Infographic: Do firefighters feel prepared to handle hazmat calls?
Fire departments across the country need to be ready to respond to hazmat calls, but our survey showed room for improvement
3 common hazmat scenarios and how to respond
Recognizing the chemicals involved in frequently encountered hazardous materials situations is essential for safe resolution
Q&A: A hazmat expert talks training, detection tools and response
How fire departments handle hazmat calls and what the fire service can do better