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Protection Against Airborne Toxins

October 5, 2018

Officers will continue to come into contact with extremely strong and potentially lethal opioid drugs and need to be armed with scientifically validated facts and not fiction.

Drug Detection and Officer Protection

August 31, 2018

Police need tools to identify unknown substances and to keep those materials from harming them.

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

August 30, 2018

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

DOJ's Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job. More here.

Video: 24 Guards, Inmates Treated for Opioid Exposure in Ohio Prison

August 29, 2018
As officers and medical responders arrived, a total of 28 individuals were treated through the administration of naloxone.

Ohio Police Chief Overdosed on Fentanyl Allegedly Taken from Evidence

August 2, 2018
The Chief of Police for the Kirkersville (OH) Police Department who was found dead in his home on May 25 reportedly died of acute intoxication by fentanyl, according to a coroner's report.

Fentantyl-Resistant Gloves

July 30, 2018
Halyard Health's Black-Fire Nitrile Exam Gloves are designed to protect first responders from fentanyl exposure, exceeding the recommendations and guidelines for handling fentanyl outlined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Fentantyl-Resistant Gloves

July 13, 2018
Halyard Health's new Black-Fire Nitrile Exam Gloves are designed to protect first responders from fentanyl exposure.

Texas LEO Hospitalized After Contact with Fentanyl-Laced Flyer

June 29, 2018
Several dozen flyers were placed on sheriff's office vehicles in the parking lot of the east Houston facility.

Ohio Drug Smuggling Task Force Announces Major Fentanyl Seizure

June 14, 2018
Officials said that the volume of drugs had “the capability of killing more than four million people.”

Nebraska Troopers Seize 44 Pounds of Suspected Fentanyl at Traffic Stop

May 29, 2018
Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered a false compartment located in the empty trailer. The compartment contained 42 foil-wrapped packages containing 73 pounds of cocaine and 44 pounds of an unknown powder suspected to be fentanyl.

3 Wisconsin Officers Treated for Fentanyl Exposure

May 28, 2018
Officers said they spotted a man and a woman in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot. While searching that vehicle, officers say they removed a purse that had an unknown substance in it. One officer began feeling ill while still on the scene, the other showed symptoms back at the station.

Protecting Police Dogs From Fentanyl

May 14, 2018
Fentanyl is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin—so deadly that just a few inhaled grains can cause an overdose. (A few human police officers have been hospitalized after accidentally inhaling puffs of the substance.) That can be a problem when sniffing is a police dog’s primary mode of detective work.

Halyard Health Introduces Fentanyl-Resistant Gloves for First Responders

May 1, 2018
Black-Fire powder-free nitrile exam gloves safeguard against exposure and are tested according to the ASTM D6978 guidelines and found to resist permeation of fentanyl for up to 240 minutes.

Trump Wants Federal Death Penalty for Some Opioid Dealers

March 16, 2018
In addition to a federal death penalty for some drug dealers, the White House plan also calls for making it easier to invoke the mandatory minimum sentence for drug traffickers who knowingly distribute illegal opioids that can be lethal, like fentanyl.

MX908 Responds to the Fentanyl Crisis with New Drug Hunter Mode

March 1, 2018
MX908TM leverages high-pressure mass spectrometry TM to deliver dramatically enhanced sensitivity and broader threat category coverage.

908 Devices Launches Drug Hunter Mission Mode to Combat Fentanyl and High Priority Drugs

January 19, 2018
A new software update for 908 Devices' MX908 helps first responders identify different substances with three new modes: Drug Hunter, Chemical Warfare Hunter, and Explosive Hunter

Despite Trump’s Efforts, China’s Online Fentanyl Dealers Still in Business

November 13, 2017
Buying opioids from China, despite legal prohibitions, remains as easy as providing money and a shipping address. A drug bazaar thrives on Chinese websites, providing one-stop shopping for users around the world.

DEA Announces Emergency Measure to Fight Fentanyl Variants

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will begin using emergency measures to categorize new fentanyl-like drugs as controlled substances, an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving permutations of the powerful opioid drug.
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