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Explosive Breaching Course (Bomb Technicians Only) Kalamazoo, MI

Cost: $1265
May 31 - Jun 3
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Hosted By: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $1265
Students: 8 Min – 24 Max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military or Government Agencies

The aim of this 4 day course is to introduce the student to time tested and operationally proven drills and procedures in order to establish or further enhance an existing explosive breaching program within their unit or department.

On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to safely and confidently employ explosive breaching charges in support of special operations missions.

Course content includes:

  • Critical safety issues – calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors (external and internal)
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Tactical charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach point entries
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Stronghold analysis
  • Breacher’s brief back format
  • Breacher’s aide memoir
  • Introduction to wall breaching

Equipment Requirements:

  • Ear protection
  • Eye Protection: Clear lens safety wrap-around style glasses
  • Range training uniform (long sleeve)
  • Nomex gloves (recommended)
  • Ballistic protection – soft armor or plate carrier with plates
  • Helmet
  • Handgun or carbine (no ammo, blue gun is acceptable)
  • Flash Drive up to 8GB (course breach reports, photos, videos and SOPs)

Hotel Information:
Homewood Suites
500 Trade Centre Way
Portage, MI  49002
TEES Rate: $96 plus tax King Suite / Double Queen
Book by: May 1
Includes FREE complimentary breakfast / FREE internet

Airport: Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International (AZO) or Gerald R. Ford International (GRR)


May 31
Jun 3
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Kalamazoo, MI