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Opti-Fit CBRN Gas Mask

Survivair has obtained NIOSH approval for its current Opti-Fit CBRN (chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear) Gas Mask for use with the current Opti-Fit Tactical canisters. First responders can use this one gas mask for both riot and CBRN situations, simply by changing the canister.

Biological Agent Detector

MSA’s new BIOSENSOR 2200R Biological Agent Detector is a portable, handheld biohazard detection instrument for rapid detection and analysis of biological agents. On-site portable analysis during white powder response calls offers rapid detection, ease of use, high sensitivity, and a low rate of false positives.

20/20 Gene Systems Anthrax/Ricin Detector Kit

BioCheck from 20/20 Gene Systems is a bio-hazard detection kit. Although the kits were created specifically to test for anthrax, BioCheck can detect other protein-containing agents, such as ricin or botulinum toxin. The kit is simple to use, requires no instrumentation, and provides accurate results within minutes. Each kit consists of a tray, two test tubes, and two wetted swabs. Color change in the test tubes indicates positive results. Inexpensive training kits are also available.

Lion RescueWear MT94 Personal Protection Suit

Tactix MT94, a multi-wear ensemble designed to provide protection against a variety of threats, including chemical/biological terrorism agents, is now available from Lion RescueWear. It is certified to meet NFPA standards 1994 Class 2, and 1992. The MT94 offers a high level of vapor protection as required under NFPA 1994 Class 2.

Defense Group Inc. Incident Management Software

DGI’s CoBRA software can be used by various law enforcement agencies to coordinate with other entities, such as fire departments and hospitals, to manage major incidents. CoBRA software provides first responders with the necessary interactive tools, guides, databases, SOPs, NIMS/ICS forms, checklists, and incident reporting capabilities to manage incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats.

MSA Ultra Elite CBRN Gas Mask

This new gas mask from MSA is designed to provide respiratory protection against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that may be used in terrorist attacks. The mask removes harmful gases, vapors, and particulates from the air. The canister contains chemical sorbets and a P100 filter to attract, retain, and neutralize contaminants.