Due to the current opioid epidemic fentanylv and its analogues like carfentanil are being used to cut and enhance the potency of heroin on the street. Fentanyl is 50x stronger than heroin, and carfentanil is 5,000x stronger than heroin which leads to a large number of overdoses.
While you can touch or inhale heroin powder and in small doses it won’t kill you, the lethal dose of carfentanil is on the order of 2mg, which is only several powder granules. Fentanyl is a real threat, with thousands of deaths attributed to it domestically in 2016. The likelihood of encountering fentanyl as a Police Officer is high, and the consequences are deadly if proper PPE is not used.
The Fentanyl Safe Sampling Kit combines all of the NIOSH recommendations for PPE with the MobileDetect Fentanyl Detection Suite, to combat any unexpected exposure. With this Kit in the trunk of your patrol car you don’t have to worry about accidental fentanyl exposure, and you don’t have to worry about having to stay out of the fight against the opioid epidemic because you have all of the tools necessary.
The Fentanyl Safe Sampling Kit provides the following:
NIOSH P100 Compliant Respirator + Respirator Cartridge Refills
Eye Protection Goggles
5mm Nitrile Gloves
MobileDetect Drug Field Test
Lifetime License to MobileDetect App
The kit is available in two different sizes: The Personal Safety Kit, which is a compact kit designed for a single person, and a Team Safety Kit, which is suitable for larger groups.