This course is specifically designed for first line supervisors and command personnel tasked with supervising and managing tactical explosive breaching programs. The course identifies the critical skills and fundamental knowledge required by team leaders and tactical commanders to successfully employ explosive breaching capabilities in a legal and responsible manner.

The 2-day course combines interactive classroom lectures with practical live range demonstrations highlighting proper program development and sustainment, operational standards, identification and mitigation of hazards and liability, and deployment suitability for various missions. As a part of the live range demonstrations, participants will experience firsthand the application and effects of various explosive breaching charges, understand their practical applications, observe and assess their associated risks, and gain the fundamental understanding of the methods by which to mitigate them.

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel

 

Target Audience:

  • Team and Assistant Team Leaders
  • First line tactical or bomb squad supervisors
  • Tactical or bomb squad commanders

This advanced course is designed to provide trained breachers with comprehensive understanding and practical experience in the effective deployment of explosive breaching as a primary method of forced entry backed by secondary non-energetic breaching tools.  This curriculum provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn and practice the proper deployment of complete breaching packages for the purpose of achieving desired mission and breaching objectives.

This training specifically concentrates on the utilization of proper tactics and appropriate integration of explosive breaching into a wide range of missions to include: High Risk Search Warrants, Barricaded Suspects, Hostage Rescues, and Active Shooters.  Unlike any other breaching course, participants will be instructed, drilled, and tested in their ability to properly match and utilize explosive breaching based on various mission profiles. From the planning phases and briefs, to executions and debriefs, students will physically participate in each phase of simulated missions and be provided with optimal training platforms to combine and hone their tactical and breaching skills.

While the main concentration of the course is the implementation of Explosive Breaching, the course does involve some use of Manual, Mechanical, Ballistic, Thermal, and Hydraulic breaching

Derived directly from years of real-world operational experience with large metropolitan agencies around the nation, this course curriculum addresses, in detail, this critical topic which directly influences the safe, effective, and successful utilization of explosive breaching in real-life missions. Topics include:

  • Define proper deployment methodologies of explosive breaching methods
  • Target reconnaissance and assessments
  • Proper charge selection and placement
  • Proper selection and utilization of back-up breaching tools
  • Define proper deployment methodologies of MMBTH tools in support of explosive breaching
  • Mission planning and briefing
  • Firing sequences and counts
  • Misfires and failed breach contingencies
  • Stack formations and locations
  • Dynamic and slow methodical/ deliberate entries
  • Utilization of armored vehicles in support of a breach
  • Integration and utilization of various resources such as snipers, K9, negotiators, etc.

 

 

Course Prerequisites:
  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel
  • Certified Explosive Breachers who possess the following (copy of certification is required):
    • Must possess a current FETT Basic/ Intermediate Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification
    • Knowledge of Charge Calculations To Include Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.), Lbs., TNT,  Minimum Safe Distances (MSD), Internal Overpressure, Predicting/ Estimating Collateral Damage, Operational Limitations of Calculations
    • Knowledge of Basic – Intermediate Charge Construction

In the tactical breaching world, PROPER, operationally EFFECTIVE, and SAFE WALL  breaching is considered an advanced skill which requires specialized training. Although covered to various extents in most basic, intermediate, and advanced courses, the nature and complexity of breaching through these targets requires specific training which cannot be reasonably achieved in courses which encompass all targets.

This one-of-a-kind curriculum provides the necessary format for tactical breachers to focus solely on the unique and complex skills-sets required to PROPERLY, EFFECTIVELY, and SAFELY breach through a wide verity of WALLS commonly found throughout their operational environments. The training is designed to cultivate the breacher’s ability to implement the 4 fundamentals of breaching as they apply to walls – Target Analysis, Tactical Considerations, Selection and Deployment of Primary and Secondary Breaching Methods, and Creation and Implementation of Contingency Plans.

Course Prerequisites:
  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel
  • Certified Explosive Breachers who possess the following (copy of certification is required):
    • Must possess a current FETT Basic/ Intermediate Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification
    • Knowledge of Charge Calculations To Include Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.), Minimum Safe Distances (MSD), Internal Residual Overpressure, Predicting/ Estimating Collateral Damage, Operational Limitations of Calculations
    • Knowledge of Basic – Intermediate Charge Construction

Target Audience:
  •  Personnel whose experience within their agency/ entity surpasses entry level positions
  •  Personnel with sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return
  • Personnel assigned to one of the following positions within their respective agency/ entity:
    • Member of tactical team, emergency response unit
    • Member of Bomb Tech/ EOD team
    • Member of other specialized unit which requires operational knowledge and capabilities in the field of explosive breaching
    • Instructor specializing in tactical operations, explosives, breaching methods, or related fields


Topics to be Covered:

  • Identifying the challenges of deployment of Energetic Wall Breaching Methods in urban environments.
  • Defining liability concerns and mitigation
  • Comprehensive target analysis
  • Fundamentals of structure analysis
  • Defining Hard/ Heavy  and Soft/ Light  wall constructions
  • Identifying operational hazards and mitigation methods
  • Breach vs. No Breach considerations
  • Static vs. Dynamic deployment
  • Failed Breach contingency plans
  • Utilization of secondary breaching methods
  • Coordination between Breaching and Other Tactical Assets
  • Low Light Deployment
  • Adverse Weather Deployment
  • Mission Planning and Briefing
  • Deployment considerations and methods for:
    • Search Warrants
    • Barricaded Suspects
    • Suicidal Subjects
    • Hostage Rescue
    • Active Shooter Incidents
    • Incidents Involving IEDs and HMEs

Course Prerequisites:
Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel.

This advanced course is designed to instruct experienced tactical breachers in the utilization of manual, mechanical, ballistic and hydraulic breaching tools as well as energetic/ explosive means to effectively breach various vehicles.  Combining both academic and practical training modules, the course will provide participants with the necessary knowledge and experience to achieve a wide array of breaching objectives.

 

Course Prerequisites:
  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel
  • Certified Explosive Breachers who possess the following (copy of certification is required):
    • Must possess a current FETT Basic/ Intermediate Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification
    • Knowledge of Charge Calculations To Include Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.), Minimum Safe Distances (MSD), Internal Residual Overpressure, Predicting/ Estimating Collateral Damage, Operational Limitations of Calculations
    • Knowledge of Basic – Intermediate Charge Construction
    • Must possess a current FETT MMBTH Breacher Certification

 

Topics to be covered:

  • Target Analysis as it Relates to Various Vehicles
  • Identification and Mitigation of Breaching Hazards
  • Breaching Methods- Use and Applicability
  • Deployment Considerations
  • Tactical Considerations
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Breaching Various Parts of Vehicles
  • Breaching Standard Passenger Sedans and SUV’s
  • Breaching Commuter Buses
  • Documentation and Liability

This specialized breaching course is designed to provide tactical breachers with the training and experience to effectively conduct breaching operations in sub-zero weather conditions.  The course highlights the many challenges and possible failures faced by breaching when conducting breaching operations in extreme cold environments and the ways by which to address and mitigate them.

While the training concentrates predominantly on the use of energetic breaching, it also addresses the important skills and realistic employment of various manual, mechanical, ballistic, thermal, and hydraulic (MMBTH) breaching capabilities as secondary/ backup methods under such harsh conditions.  Doing so ensures participants understand how to better prepare their complete breaching capabilities to obtain the desired breaching results.

 

Course Prerequisites:
  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel
  • Certified Explosive Breachers who possess the following (copy of certification is required):
    • Must possess a current FETT Basic/ Intermediate Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification
    • Knowledge of Charge Calculations To Include Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.), Minimum Safe Distances (MSD), Internal Residual Overpressure, Predicting/ Estimating Collateral Damage, Operational Limitations of Calculations
    • Knowledge of Basic – Intermediate Charge Construction
    • Must possess a current FETT MMBTH Breacher Certification

Target Audience:
  •  Personnel whose experience within their agency/ entity surpasses entry level positions
  •  Personnel with sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return
  • Personnel assigned to one of the following positions within their respective agency/ entity:
    • Member of tactical team, emergency response unit
    • Member of Bomb Tech/ EOD team
    • Member of other specialized unit which requires operational knowledge and capabilities in the field of explosive breaching
    • Instructor specializing in tactical operations, explosives, breaching methods, or related fields

LEARN ABOUT OUR MASTER TACTICAL BREACHER PROGRAM

Course Introduction:

Based on our long running 6 day Tactical Explosive Breacher course, this extended 9 day curriculum was designed to fulfill CAL OSHA prerequisites and is geared specifically toward California law enforcement officers who have the professional need to acquire a state of California Blaster’s License. 

This comprehensive training program provides participants with the knowledge and expertise necessary to build an Explosive Breaching Program for their agency or expand upon an existing one.  The training is specially designed to teach participants the skills required to become successful operational breachers and instill within them the knowledge and physical capabilities to deploy these skills in real-world situations.

The 9 day hands-on training will take students from the basic/ beginning level of explosive breaching and gradually progress them into intermediate materials.  Furthermore, it will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire their state of CA Blaster’s License.  Great emphasis is placed on the real-life application of this breaching method under various tactical conditions.  Students will be taught, drilled, and tested in all aspects of explosive breaching to include: charge calculation, charge construction, target analysis, proper deployment, tactical considerations, and various issues pertaining to liability.

Course Prerequisites:
Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel.

Target Audience:
  •  Personnel whose experience within their agency/ entity surpasses entry level positions
  • Sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return
  • Assigned to one of the following positions within their respective agency/ entity:
    • Member of tactical team, emergency response unit
    • Member of Bomb Tech/ EOD team
    • Other specialized units which require operational knowledge and capacities in the field of explosive breaching
    • Instructor specializing in tactical operations, explosives, breaching methods, or related fields
Training Topics:
  • Explosive Familiarization
  • Explosive Concepts and Terminology
  • Breaching Explosives
  • Priming Systems
  • Target Analysis (Pre- and Post-Breaching)
  • Charge Configurations
  • Charge Employment and Effects
  • Alternate Methods of Breaching
  • Misfire Procedure
  • Tactical Considerations and Deployments
  • Charge Calculations To Include:
    • Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.)
    • Minimum Safe Distances (MSD)
    • Internal Overpressure (IOP)   
    • Estimation of Collateral Damage
    • Operational Limitations of Calculations
  • Breaching Hazards and Safety
    • Documentation and Liability
    • Storage and Transportation
  • Breacher’s Responsibilities
    (Operational and Administrative)

In the tactical breaching world, PROPER, operationally EFFECTIVE, and SAFE wall and roof breaching is considered an advanced skill which requires specialized training. Although covered to various extents in most basic, intermediate, and advanced courses, the nature and complexity of breaching through these targets requires specific training which cannot be reasonably achieved in courses which encompass all targets.

This one-of-a-kind curriculum provides the necessary format for tactical breachers to focus solely on the unique and complex skills-sets required to PROPERLY, EFFECTIVELY, and SAFELY breach through a wide verity of walls and roofs commonly found throughout their operational environments. The training is designed to cultivate the breacher’s ability to implement the 4 fundamentals of breaching as they apply to walls and roofs – Target Analysis, Tactical Considerations, Selection and Deployment of Primary and Secondary Breaching Methods, and Creation and Implementation of Contingency Plans.

Course Prerequisites:
  • Restricted to Fully Commissioned/ Sworn U.S. Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents, and Active Military Personnel
  • Certified Explosive Breachers who possess the following (copy of certification is required):
    • Must possess a current FETT Basic/ Intermediate Tactical Explosive Breacher Certification
    • Knowledge of Charge Calculations To Include Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.), Minimum Safe Distances (MSD), Internal Residual Overpressure, Predicting/ Estimating Collateral Damage, Operational Limitations of Calculations
    • Knowledge of Basic – Intermediate Charge Construction

Target Audience:
  •  Personnel whose experience within their agency/ entity surpasses entry level positions
  •  Personnel with sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return
  • Personnel assigned to one of the following positions within their respective agency/ entity:
    • Member of tactical team, emergency response unit
    • Member of Bomb Tech/ EOD team
    • Member of other specialized unit which requires operational knowledge and capabilities in the field of explosive breaching
    • Instructor specializing in tactical operations, explosives, breaching methods, or related fields


Topics to be Covered:

  • Identifying the challenges of deployment of Energetic Breaching Methods in US LE environments.
  • Defining Liability Concerns and Mitigation
  • Identifying Operational Hazards and Mitigation
  • Breach vs. No Breach Considerations
  • Static vs. Dynamic Deployment
  • Coordination between Breaching and Other Tactical Assets
  • Low Light Deployment
  • Adverse Weather Deployment
  • Mission Planning and Briefing
  • Deployment Considerations and Methods for:
    • Search Warrants
    • Barricaded Suspects
    • Suicidal Subjects
    • Hostage Rescue
    • Active Shooter Incidents
    • Incidents Involving IEDs and HMEs
  • Failed Breach Contingency Plans

Course Introduction:

This fully interactive hands-on training program provides the necessary skills for proper and effective response of Bomb Technicians and EMS professionals to dynamic post blast MCIs. The course facilitates interoperability between responding Bomb Technicians and EMS personnel operating at the same scene, performing different duties, and sharing a common mission objective of saving lives.

The course instructs participants in the proven methods and crucial techniques required for operating in dynamic and high risk MCI environments where rapid response is vital for the security of the scene and life-saving efforts.   For this reason, the training concentrates on the unique hands-on skills required for searching, identifying, mitigating, and rendering safe a wide array of unattended and suspicious items as well as confirmed and/ or unconfirmed devices. Furthermore, the course provides specific triage and emergent victim stabilization techniques geared toward providing expedient life-saving skills to victims.

The skills and techniques taught in the course are derived directly from our instructors’ real-life operational experiences with elite Israeli and US EOD/ Bomb Technician and EMS units handling countless high-risk terrorist and criminal incidents in their respective fields. Their combined knowledge provides the basis for this unique course which was specifically designed for US law enforcement, fire, rescue, and EMS operations in civilian environments.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Restricted to fully commissioned/ sworn U.S. law enforcement officers, government agents, and active military personnel.
  • Restricted to fully commissioned/ sworn and certified U.S. EMS/ fire department employees
  • Law enforcement or military certified bomb technician/ EOD
  • Active member of a Bomb/EOD Team

The Breacher’s ChallengeTM is the first and only competition of its kind to concentrate solely on the skills of tactical breaching.  Designed by and for tactical breachers, this competition tests the breaching skills of individuals and their teams as they apply to the 5 most common methods of breaching: Manual, Mechanical, Ballistic, Thermal, and Explosive.

This intense team competition is designed to task every aspect of a breacher’s skills, endurance, and decision-making.  Breaching teams will be judged on their ability to perform proper target analysis, appropriate use of various tools, and the implementation of breaching methods in a tactically sound manner.

The Breacher’s ChallengeTM consists of individual events. Each event concentrates on one or more methods of breaching.  Teams may choose to compete in single, multiple, or all breaching events based on their comfort level and proficiency with specific methods of breaching/ tools.  

 

This year’s competition tracks are:

  • Manual and Ballistic Breaching
  • Mechanical (Rescue K12/ Quickie saw) Breaching
  • Exothermic Breaching
  • Explosive Breaching 

 

Prerequisites:

  • Teams must consist of two members of the same agency 
  • Teams must demonstrate acceptable proficiency with breaching methods and tools.
  • For teams competing in the Explosive Breaching track- One team members must be certified as explosive breacher (proof of certification will be required.)

 

Rules:

  • Teams must obey safety rules at all times.
  • Safety equipment and gear must be used/ worn at all times.
  • Teams must follow instructions from safety officers and/ or graders at all times.
  • To assure overall consistency, teams must use the tools and materials provided by the organizing party. 
  • Members of the host agency will not be allowed to participate in the competition.  
  • Teams will compete at their assigned time.  Failure appear at the designated area at the  assigned time will result in automatic disqualification from the specific event.
  • Proper safety equipment must be provided by each team member
  • Tactical ballistic vest or plate carrier, ballistic helmet, and pistol holster must be worn at all times by both team members.
  • All events are timed.
  • Predetermined penalties will add time to the finishing time of the team. (see individual events for list of penalty descriptions and time)
  • Team with the fastest total time (includes penalties) will win the event/s.
  • Absolutely NO whining allowed!!!

 

Prizes

  • Prizes will be awarded to winners of all individual events and the all-around Master Breacher Event. 
  • Prizes include breaching equipment, gear, and free spots for manual, mechanical, ballistic, thermal, and explosive breaching certification courses valued in the thousands of dollars.

 

Registered competitors will receive a complete description of the competition, a list of rules and regulations, explanation of the scoring methods, and detailed description of all tracks in which they are scheduled to compete in. Please contact us by email or phone for further info.   

 

Costs (per team of 2 competitors):

  • One event- $50.00
  • Two Events- $65.00
  • Three Events- $75.00
  • All Events $80.00