USBTA & CTTSO (Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office) Have partnered  with the ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FL BOMB SQUAD To sponsor the first annual  TOP BOMB TECHNICIAN CRITICAL SKILLS CHALLENGE & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING EXPO

Public Safety and Military Bomb Technicians will be using a variety of tools/equipment provided by our Industry partners in a critical skills challenge. This is an Individual competition taking place over 4 days. The Bomb Technicians will be challenged in 10 operational scenarios designed to measure their own critical skills while using and evaluating industry provided tools/equipment.  Participants must bring their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).  All other tools, accessories and equipment will be provided.  Friday Dec 7  The Top Bomb Technician will be recognized. 

During the week there will be Training for Observers and Bomb Technicians who are not participating in the challenge but will be involved in task oriented training scenarios involving the Industries tools and equipment. 

Orlando Florida (Dec 4 - 7 2018).  Further Information and Registration at

EOD & EOD Industry Day on the Hill

The USBTA will be co-sponsoring with NDIA EOD Day on the Hill November 14 2018 and EOD Industry Day on the Hill February 12, 2019.

Both of these events are in support of the EOD Caucus to educate those in Washington D.C on the Bomb Technician Community and the Industry who supports it.

Location: The Capital Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

  • 30 Jun 2018 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ravens Challenge is an interoperability training exercise involving Military and Public Safety Bomb Technicians conducting Render Safe Operations in a challenging environment.  We would strongly recommend any active Bomb Technician to look into attending.  Please refer to the events section for dates and locations

  • 19 May 2018 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Carbon Fire is a great partner of the USBTA, and the owner has generously donated an entire kit to us to use in a raffle. See more at:

    Please see attached flyer on how to win this great system valued at $7,000.00.  It's very simple, become a member of the USBTA. The more from a Bomb Squad that join the USBTA the chances of winning increase. 

    Carbon Fire Raffle.pdf

  • 8 Jan 2018 12:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The USBTA will be sponsoring Training Exercises throughout 2019. These events will be at no cost to any active Public Safety or Military Bomb Technicians. The manufacturers will be given the opportunity to display current and future technologies and assist with task oriented or scenario based training exercises. When these events are posted, please refer to the Events/Training Tab for dates and registration. 

    The USBTA is looking for Bomb Squads to host these training events. If interested please contact us at

  • 15 Sep 2017 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    James Madison University (Center for International Stabilization & Recovery)

    Sponsored by Department of Defense (Unexploded Ordnance Center of Excellence) are asking for a call for papers in the field of Mine Action and Conventional Weapons Destruction.

  • 5 Jul 2017 6:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The USBTA is very pleased and excited to have partnered with the American Veterans show.  The show which airs every Saturday throughout Colorado and Nationally:  The USBTA was given the opportunity to explain our mission and what we are trying to accomplish, which will air Saturday, July 8 6am Mountain Time throughout Colorado and nationally on the iheartradio app.

    The American Veteran Show is for & about our veterans and active-duty military members. The goal to highlight veterans & military issues, feature news items and the people making news. They also bring you memorable stories each week.

    Saturdays: KOA News Radio, 850AM / 94.1FM, 6AM MT; KCOL, 600AM FT. COLLINS 6AM MT; 590 KCSJ, PUEBLO NOON MT. 

    Sundays: 630AM KHOW, Denver,  8AM MT.

    Listen nationally via the iHeartRadio app

  • 20 Jun 2017 12:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IABTI Regional Training Events for 2018 are being posted See events section on locations and exact dates

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