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Mission Statement

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:

MILITARY EOD

PUBLIC SAFETY BOMB TECHNICIAN

HAZARDOUS DEVICES TECHNICAN

TRAINING

TECHNOLOGY

INDUSTRY

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Our Vision

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

This USBTA Remote Training Program is our effort to provide live training, in a safe forum, while complying with CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, and considering current travel restrictions. Bimonthly Training deliveries are conducted using Microsoft Teams and subject matter experts respected by the active duty EOD and public safety Bomb technician community.

USBTA Technology Training Exercises

Our training exercises are designed to challenge bomb technicians and enhance their skills using current and emerging technology. In addition, the training allows the manufacturers to have their technologies put through real-life scenario based rotations. Based on the performance of the technology and the valuable feedback from the bomb technicians, the manufacturers are challenged to make modifications and enhancements to accomplish operational readiness.

Industry
Partners

Being an Industry Partner with the USBTA means targeted partnering with United States Bomb Techs.  This allows us to both learn, and share our knowledge with the Bomb Techs with boots on the ground in the United States.  We listen to their needs and strive to provide resources for them to complete their difficult tasks.

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UPCOMING TRAININGS

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.

News & Updates

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Created in response to terrorism events around the globe, CISA’s Office for Bombing Prevention (CISA OBP) plays a leading role in protecting the United States against bombing incidents by enhancing security and resilience at all levels of government, across the private sector, and among the public. In 2006, Congress recognized the need for an enhanced…
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U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Tours CSM’s Velocity Center, Congratulates Partners For Economic Growth

Charles County 08/16/2021 By CSM Headline INDIAN HEAD, Md. – U.S. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer toured the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Velocity Center in Indian Head Aug. 12 and received a briefing from CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy and United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) President Sean Dennis about the power of partnerships. “[The] tour of the…
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New businesses, economic growth planned around innovative technology center in Southern Maryland

By Amanda Winters With phase one of the Indian Head revitalization plan complete, all eyes are now on phase two to see what additional innovative projects are happening in Charles County. Last fall, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated the opening of the Velocity Center – a 13,000 square-foot space where students can interact, innovate, and conduct research…
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CSM AND US BOMB TECHNICIAN ASSOCIATION PARTNER TO BOLSTER ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Written by The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) June 17 to strengthen its mutual goals to bolster economic growth in Charles County and the region. The signing was the last leg of a visit organized…
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