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Explosive Breacher Refresher and Requalification

Duration: 2 Day Hands-on Training HOST A COURSE
Course Code: FE-TBC117
Cost: $480.00
Course Introduction:
This two day course is geared toward all law enforcement, government, and military explosive breachers who have successfully completed an explosive breacher certification training course with a recognized US entity and possess the operational need to maintain their skills current and relevant.

FETT’s Refresher and Requalification program is specifically designed to provide explosive breachers with the most current information in the continuously evolving field of tactical explosive breaching. This routinely updated and POST certified curriculum fulfills the various recertification requirements mandated by government entities and covers the following topics:

  • Current information pertaining to charge construction and use
  • Refresher knowledge pertaining to charge calculation and related topics
  • Current TTP’s as they relate to explosive breaching deployments
  • Current studies and research pertaining to blast pressure effects (human injuries,
    structural damage, and advanced energetics theories)
  • Target analysis skills
  • Contemporary topics pertaining to the use of explosive entry in civilian
    environments, policies and procedures, and other legal topics.
Previous graduates of any of FETT’s explosive breacher courses will receive an updated Field Reference Guide with highlighted notes indicating the changes, revisions, and additional information added.
Note: This course combines classroom presentation with hands-on live range exercises.
Course prerequisites:
Participants must be fully commissioned/ active members in good standing with their respective US law enforcement, government, or military agency/ entity.
Possess explosive breaching certification from a recognized training program.
Note: Proof of certification will be requested upon registration.

Training Objectives: 
Provide participants with documented refresher and requalification training thereby fulfilling recertification requirements mandated by various government entities.Provide law enforcement, government, and military explosive breachers with current and updated information in both theoretical and practical aspects of explosive breaching.
Methods of Instruction:
This training program combines classroom lectures, presentations, and academics with physical skills, hands-on practical exercises and drills. It requires direct student involvement and participation in all stages of the training. Furthermore, it tests their ability to effectively accomplish necessary tasks as well as their individual competency and knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of explosive breaching.
General Course Outline:
  • Target Analysis (Pre and Post Breaching)
  • Charge Configuration and Deployment
    • Alternate Methods of Breaching
    • Charge Calculations To Include:
      • Net Explosive Weights (N.E.W.)
      • Minimum Safe Distances (MSD)
      • Internal Residual Overpressure
      • Estimating Collateral Damage
      • Operational Limitations of Calculations
      • The Role of Calculations in Tactical Operations
  • Breaching Hazards and Safety
    • Documentation and Liability
    • Breacher’s Responsibilities (Operational and Administrative)
    • Basic Tactical Considerations
  • Charge Construction
  • Misfire Procedure
  • Familiarization with Basic – Advanced TTP’s
  • Contemporary topics pertaining to policies,
    procedures, and legal aspects.
  • Course Evaluation and Assessment

Course Evaluation and Assessment:
  • Written Test
  • Practical Proficiency Test