FLIR PRIMED Competes in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) events are low in frequency, but high in consequence.

Well-prepared individuals know how to protect themselves and others when facing a hazmat accident or a CBRNE attack.

ASTOR platinumToday’s firefighters, HAZMAT specialists, law enforcement officers, security teams, military personnel, and other emergency responders require frequent training to stay prepared.

FLIR Systems, Four-Time Winner of the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, including Top Honors for Best CBRNE Detection System, has launched a new educational resource, FLIR PRIMED (Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision).

FLIR PRIMED is a free, online tool that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or Explosives (CBRNE) attacks.

Hot Topics for Today’s Responders

(FLIR PRIMED – Episode 1: Grant Coffey introduces you to PRIMED – a tool you can use right now to stay prepared. Courtesy of FLIR and YouTube)

FLIR PRIMED delivers best practices, industry insights, and real-life experiences that help you stay prepared.

Class is now in session.

Whether the mission is preventive, reactive, or intelligence-driven, responders can stay prepared with FLIR PRIMED, a free source of cutting-edge insights with a focus on “street truth”, best practices, field checklists, and other CBRNE information.

(FLIR PRIMED – Episode 2: When responding to a scene, STOP! In this episode, Grant Coffey discusses the cues and clues you should pay attention to. Courtesy of FLIR and YouTube)

FLIR is leveraging their vast knowledge, expertise and connections to bring free educational videos to first responders online.

These quick videos explain overall concepts from how to stay prepared.

(FLIR PRIMED – Episode 3: Radiation is not well understood. Grant Coffey covers the important safety basics you need to know. Courtesy of FLIR and YouTube)

From the initial PRIMED episode– Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision – to explosives 101, radiation protection zones and personal protective equipment, gas monitoring, and so much more, FLIR is presenting hot topics for today’s responders.

These real-life, field-tested methods are presented by Grant Coffey, a retired Portland Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team Coordinator, College Fire Science Instructor, and CBRNE expert of nearly 40 years.

In addition, each episode concludes with a free field checklist, or downloadable guide, to increase subject knowledge for a safer and more successful response.

(FLIR PRIMED – Episode 4: Explosives are one of the weapons of choice for terrorists. They are easy to make – and easy to trigger. In this episode, Grant talks about the key actions and considerations you should look for at an explosive scene. Courtesy of FLIR and YouTube)

FLIR is delivering tools that can be used right now to keep responders, their team and the public safe.

The first nine episodes air from April 24 to June 26, with an additional twenty episodes releasing over the next six months.


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.

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.

FLIR PRIMED in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the FLIR PRIMED will be competing against the industries leading providers of innovative Homeland Security Education Programs.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to FLIR PRIMED on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

FLIR PRIMED – Your source for CBRNE best practices, field checklists, cutting-edge training, and street truth.