Duration: 8 days
Cost: $2125
Students: 8 Min – 16 Max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement Only
NOTE: This course consists of the 3 day Mechanical, Thermal, Power Tool, Hydraulic & Ballistic Breaching course combined with the 5 day Explosive Handlers & Breaching course. Save money and attend both at once!

The aim of this course is to introduce or further up-skill Law Enforcement personnel in all facets of mechanical, thermal, power tool, hydraulic, ballistic and explosive breaching techniques. This intense course will be broken into modules and conclude with realistic and testing scenarios. Students will be required to demonstrate their individual competencies during each facet of the course.

A strong emphasis will be placed on the officer’s ability to correctly analyze a target then determine the correct method of entry for gaining a positive breach.

On successful completion of this course, the students will possess the knowledge to correctly identify the most suitable method of entry for a given target and the skill to conduct a 100% positive breach.

Module one: Days 1-3 (Mechanical, Thermal, Power Tool, Hydraulic and Ballistic Breaching)

  • History and theory of non-explosive methods of entry
  • Mechanical breaching of pull and push doors
  • Mechanical breaching of windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Ballistic breaching
  • Thermal breaching (BROCO and SPO Torch System)
  • Quickie saw and chain saw breaching (gas and battery powered)
  • Hydraulic Breaching (SAN’s Tactical Breaching System)
  • All tactics to include approach, negotiating obstacles, and actions at the breach point
  • Scenario based training

Module two: Days 4-8 (Explosive Handlers & Breaching)

  • Explosive storage and transportation regulations BATF & E and DOT
  • Theory of explosives and explosions
  • Explosive safety
  • Explosive accessories
  • Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
  • Preparation and firing of charges using non-electric fuse and shock tube initiated blasting caps
  • Misfired charge procedures
  • History and theory of explosive breaching
  • Critical safety issues – calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors
  • Breaching windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Internal door charges
  • Charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach points
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Target analysis
  • Breacher’s brief back format
  • Breacher’s operational data aide memoir
  • Cover port breaching on dry walls

Equipment Requirements:

  • Long sleeve uniform
  • Gloves
  • Ballistic protection – soft armor or plate carrier with plates
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Helmet
  • Breaching Shotguns (optional – TEES can provide)
  • Dump Pouch
  • Flash Drive up to 8GB (course breach reports, photos, videos and SOPs)
  • OSHA requirement: 3M  OV P100 Household Multi-Purpose Reusable Respirator