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.
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
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