Emerging Threats, Emerging Solutions: Chemical Suicides

This fourth webinar will provide an overview of the methods used for chemical suicides as well as an overview of the role of FTIR technology as one of the tools in your response toolbox for these types of events where the detection and identification of materials in gas, liquid, and solid phase are required. The threat segment of this course will focus on identifying the threats in and around your jurisdiction, aligning your capabilities with those threats, and identifying gaps in your toolset. The course will also look at Emerging Solutions for each of the threat categories and see where current and evolving technologies come together to address the operational needs. Remember, no one device will cover all the operational needs. Instead, using a “toolbox” approach to detection will provide the operator with the necessary capabilities.


  • Dr. Christina Baxter, Emergency Response TIPS
  • Dr. John Seelendbinder, RedWave Technology