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FLIR PRIMED video ‘Responding to Unknown Powders’ addresses narcotics exposure on scene

Episode 11 of FLIR’s PRIMED series focuses on how first responders can limit their accidental exposure to narcotics powders like fentanyl at a new scene

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — FLIR Systems, Inc. has recently released another entry in FLIR PRIMED, an ongoing CBRNE Training Video Series delivering best practices, industry insights, and real-life experiences to prepare first responders for hazardous scenes.

In Episode 11, “Unknown White Powders,” retired Portland Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team Coordinator Grant Coffey covers safe scene assessment, what to look for, and who to call when responding to an unknown powder. Coffey also emphasizes the importance of using disciplined SOPs in order to preserve the scene for further investigation.

Narcotic powders have made waves in recent news due to reports of fentanyl-related overexposures on scene. Today’s LEOs, HAZMAT specialists, and other emergency responders must be trained and well-informed in order to protect themselves from the growing threat of these potent narcotics.

To learn more, download FLIR’s digital guides to Unknown Powders at:

About FLIR Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection. For more information, please visit and follow @flir.