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The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) conducted an Operational Experimentation (OpEx) of FIDO B2 on July 30, 2015 at the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Floyd Bennet Field Facility in Brooklyn, New York. Participating first responders represented various agencies and jurisdictions, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NYPD Counter-Terrorism Unit, NYPD Emergency Services Unit, Chicago Fire Department (Illinois), Boston Fire Department (Massachusetts), Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (Maryland), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services (Virginia).
FIDO B2 by FLIR, Inc. is a networked, bio-active clarifier bio-aerosol detector that alarms when an airborne bio-threat is detected. It is intended to bridge a technology gap in situational awareness by enhancing the ability to detect, monitor and analyze passive and active threats and hazards at incident scenes in real time.