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Webinar: Critical gaps: Comparing gas detection methods in hazmat scenarios

The latest methods and the strategic value of implementing Gas Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) devices

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Register to attend this webinar on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT by completing the “Register for this FireRescue1 Webinar” box on this page!

This enlightening webinar will address the crucial role of gas detection in hazardous materials (hazmat) management and the potential perils that arise from inadequate identification techniques. Participants will be engaged in a comparative analysis of existing gas detection methods, including colorimetric tubes, electronic sensors and Gas Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, with a particular emphasis on the advanced application of handheld FTIR devices.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of various gas detection methods used in hazmat response.
  • Examine the advantages and limitations of traditional gas detection techniques versus handheld FTIR technology.
  • Explore the repercussions of insufficient gas detection on safety, emergency response and environmental impact.
  • Review case studies where the lack of precise gas identification led to increased hazard levels and emergency response challenges.
  • Discover how handheld FTIR devices enhance situational awareness and decision-making in real-time during hazmat incidents.
  • Identify strategies for integrating handheld FTIR technology into existing hazmat response protocols to improve overall safety and efficacy.


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Brandon Gayle

Lieutenant Brandon Gayle began his fire service career in 1997 with the City of Raleigh Fire Department and has served as a HazMat Specialist for the department since 1999. He became a certified Fire Service Instructor for the North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal in the field of Hazardous Materials Response in 2006 and has been training emergency responders ever since. Mr. Gayle is also the President of Gayle Training Solutions, LLC which opened in 2011 and provides training and consulting services for several instrument manufacturers and distributors. Mr. Gayle is OEM certified to teach air monitor maintenance and repair, chemical response software, Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (solid, liquid, and gas), Raman spectroscopy, ion mobility spectroscopy, high-pressure mass spectrometry, gas chromatography mass spectrometry and radiological monitoring and isotope identification technologies. His specialty is teaching how to integrate data from modern technologies and apply it to risk assessment, making for safer and faster incident mitigation.