GPSTC Offers Post Blast Response Course

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is hosting a Post Blast Response course on September 26 and September 27. As an intricate part of the course, the students will get the chance to witness an explosion on the range. After the explosion, a multi-disciplined group of personnel from multiple agencies and different backgrounds will work together to determine what caused the explosion. This will include searching for the pieces of the device that may have caused the explosion and piecing them together. In compliance with FBI regulations, some topics to be covered during the comprehensive investigation are: an introduction to explosives; basic DC electronics; improvised explosive devices (IEDs); a bomb range demonstration of commonly encountered explosives; an overview of bombing investigations; an introduction to fragmentation analysis; awareness of secondary devices; and an IED crime scene practical exercise. Explosives technicians from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations will enhance the course by providing personal experience about post blast investigations.

Prerequisites and disqualifications: Since law enforcement officers and fire rescue personnel who are responsible for post blast scenes and investigations can benefit greatly from attending this course, this course is directed specifically at public safety personnel. Students who register must also be employed by a local, state, or federal agency.

The course will be held at the Bomb Range, located on the Georgia Public Safety Training Center campus. Please note that students should wear professional clothing that is also appropriate for outside training.


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