INVESTIGATIONS COURSE #24
MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2010
HOSTED BY THE FBI BOMB TECHNICIAN PROGRAM AND
THE LASD/LAPD BOMB SQUADS
This 40-hour program of dive instruction is designed for all public
safety and military dive teams who conduct explosive related dive
missions to include: searching, locating, identifying, and rendering safe
Underwater Hazardous Devices in a pre and post blast environment.
Instructors are active duty Bomb Technician divers from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles Co. Sheriff’s Department, Los
Angeles Police Department, and U.S. Navy.
- Introduction to explosives / Underwater explosives theory
- Introduction to Underwater Hazardous Devices
- Post blast fragmentation analysis
- IED Component Identification
- Maritime Terror, Tactics, and Targets Brief
- Conducting underwater explosive search operations
- Post blast evidence recovery and analysis
- Introduction to specialized equipment
- Familiarization with Bomb Squad Dive Operations
- Evidence handling and testifying in court
- Field training exercises
The cost of the course is free. Students are responsible for travel, food and
lodging. Students must complete the registration form and release of liability and
fax back to course coordinators at least one week prior to the start of the course.
All students must be an active member of a public safety or military dive team to
participate in this training. Students must read and complete both the student
application and release of liability prior to attending class. Any diver answering
“yes” to the medical restriction question is encouraged to contact Detective Greg
Everett at 323-881-7519 to discuss the issue. A medical restriction may or may
not be a disqualifier for the course. Please return both the application and release
of liability prior to course start date.
The Underwater Explosives/Post Blast Course will be held at our training facility
at Castaic, California. Students are to meet in the lobby of the host hotel, Monday
morning, March 29, 2010 at 07:00 am.
Valencia Hyatt Hotel
24500 Town Center Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
Reservation deadline: March 15, 2010
Group Name: LASD Bomb Squad
Be sure to bring:
Divers must provide their own equipment: Dive gear, to include (dry suit or
adequate wet suit), BCD with power and oral inflators, personal gear (mask, fins,
snorkel, etc…), regulator, weight belt, weights, and two tanks. Full face masks are
encouraged along with any underwater communication gear. If flying to course,
tanks and weights will be provided at the dive site.
Adequate clothing and protection for the environment, pen and paper for note
taking and sketching.