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Thank You Veterans!

ThinBlueFlorida would like to thank all the veterans of the United States Armed Services for your honorable commitment, dedication, and service to our Country on this Veterans Day. Randall  

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FLIR Entry Level Thermal Imagers for Law Enforcement

FLIR Systems, Inc. has released a new line of thermal imagers that are affordable (by thermal imaging standards).  The PS-series is initially aimed toward the civilian hunting market, but will branch into the law enforcement and maritime markets this year.  The E-series is an industrial use thermal imager with police applications.  Starting prices for the units are $1,999.00 for the PS-series and $2,500.00 for the E-series. I stopped at the FLIR booth at the 2012 SHOT Show and checked out one of their Scout PS24 imagers.  This model is an entry level device, but it has terrific tactical potential. The PS24 has a color LCD viewfinder display that can be … Continue reading

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Reminder in Margate of the Danger of Suicide and Chemicals

An incident in Margate, FL yesterday is a good reminder for first responders to be wary of the presence of chemicals in suicide attempts.  A Coconut Creek man apparently attempted suicide by drinking the commercially available pesticide Malathion.  EMS workers arrived his home at about 0130 am to find him in his yard. When the man was transported to Northwest Medical Center in nearby Margate, he vomited up the chemical in the rescue unit and cause three paramedics to suffer dizziness, nausea, and headaches. At the Northwest ER, toxic fumes could still be smelled on the man.  He was isolated and the ER was shut down.  The Broward County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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