Urban Post Blast Investigations

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

Instructed by explosives experts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), this course provides an introduction to explosives and improvised explosive devices. An explosives demonstration is performed to provide student awareness of destructive potentials. Course topics include explosive materials investigations, fragmentation analysis, and awareness of secondary devices. The program concludes with a practical exercise requiring the post-blast processing of multiple IED crime scenes.


LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE. Students must be employed by a local, state or federal public safety agency. Non-law enforcement certified applicants with pending felony charges or convictions are prohibited from attendance. The course coordinator may require production of a criminal history record prior to attendance for non-LEO certified applicants.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement and fire - rescue public safety personnel responsible for post blast crime scene mitigation and investigation.

Special Notes

The program is conducted at the Bomb Range located within the GPSTC campus. Extended outdoor practical exercises are performed during the course. Students should bring professional clothing, appropriate for the outdoor environment, based on anticipated weather conditions.

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