This week we celebrated the first European Fire Safety Week. We took our time to look back at the valuable work firefighters and first responders in general are doing, in order to maintain the safety of our society.

Every day first responders are facing new threats and challenges in the field. In co-operation with safety experts, Environics is contributing in creating a safer tomorrow by developing quick and efficient solutions for detecting chemical, biological, and radiological threats. Together with first responders, ChemProX has been designed to meet the harsh requirements operators are facing in the field.

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I have had the privilege to work with different European fire departments. Seeing our detection solutions in real life action has been a very eye-opening experience, and gathering the hands-on experience of the end users is essential in creating solutions that can really contribute to the field work.

Maintaining a strong relationship with the end users allows us to improve and develop solutions that can tackle the ever-evolving challenges. This is what essentially led to the development of ChemProX. The technological advantage that ChemProX brings opens an array of different new opportunities to operate in the field. A successful mission is not only about the technologies and devices working seamlessly but also how the operators can use the provided tools and base their actions and decision making on different sources of information.

Naturally, with ChemProX we aim for superiority when it comes to chemical detection performance. However, this time we have also taken the time to look at the bigger picture: there must be something more the detector can offer, other than just the alarm information. Being able to quickly establish a network of detectors can offer quick, new ways of gathering information and completing the missions. The ability of sharing the information wirelessly between the whole team of operators not only increases the situational awareness but might also offer new ways of thinking.

Would you like to get a deeper understanding on how first response CBRN missions can benefit from using network communication?

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Mika Saarinen

Product Manager Handheld Chemical Detection

I am Mika, a relatively new face in the CBRN business and eagerly learning new things every day. I have grown my expertise especially in the handheld chemical detection segment bringing fresh thoughts and insights to the subject.

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