Emerging Threats, Emerging Solutions: The Role of FTIR in Emergency Response

Join Dr. Christina Baxter, CEO of Emergency Response TIPS and RedWave Technology for the first webinar in a new series entitled Emerging Threats, Emerging Solutions. This first webinar provides an overview of the emerging threats that we face as emergency response and military personnel as well as an overview of the role of FTIR technology in the response.

Following anti-Western media outlets and their propaganda campaigns provides a means to continuously have a “bird’s eye view” of the evolving threats that must be prepared for. From printed media, to online digital magazines, to online forums… the way in which groups proliferate radical ideas and communicate potential attack scenarios continues to evolve. Recognizing and understanding the threat and the risk that it poses is critical to determining the appropriate response.

This course will focus on chemical threats including industrial chemicals, binary devices, pharmaceutical based agents, fourth generation agents, and homemade explosives. 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, CEO, Emergency Response TIPS
  • Dr. John Seelendbinder, RedWave Technology
  • Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick, RedWave Technology

NOTE: This is the first in this series of webinars. Please keep your eye pealed for upcoming monthly events. The second event in this series will be focused on the Hazmat/CBRN threat on December 15, 2020. Upcoming months will focus on Clandestine Laboratories, Homemade Explosives, Fire Exposure and Arson Investigation, and more!