To strengthen the bonds of the bomb disposal community by establishing a network of trust, awareness, and collaboration.
Help Us Achieve Our Goals
Education. Training. Networking.
THE U.S. BOMB TECHNICIAN ASSOCIATION (USBTA) EMPLOYS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE CUTTING-EDGE TRAINING FOR ACTIVE BOMB TECHNICIANS. USBTA'S INNOVATIVE APPROACH ALLOWS BOMB TECHNICIANS TO TEST AND EVALUATE THESE TECHNOLOGIES UNDER CHALLENGING REALISTIC CONDITIONS. IT ALSO ALLOWS ENGINEERS AND MANUFACTURERS THE ABILITY TO OBSERVE AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW USBTA ENVISIONS USING THEIR PRODUCTS.
Key Focus Areas:
PUBLIC SAFETY BOMB TECHNICIAN
HAZARDOUS DEVICES TECHNICAN
To provide training opportunities with emerging technologies, and encourage the sharing of resources, ideas, and experiences between bomb disposal specialists, academics, innovators, and industry partners.
Remote Training Program
The USBTA developed a Remote Training Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program utilizes an online delivery platform to provide training to US military EOD and public safety bomb technicians. To date the program has trained over 1,000 bomb technicians though 7 deliveries. Subjects include HME, EOD-10 donning and doffing, 3d printing, safe area selection, and updates from DHS REDOPS and FBI RAPID programs.
Technology Training Exercises
The USBTA and its Industry Partners strive to bring the latest technologies to these events. Some equipment is commercially available, while other equipment may still be in a prototype phase. Typical equipment involved in a USBTA TTE are: robotics, radiography, rigging, explosive detection equipment, new energetic tools, explosive containment vessels, and much more.