Critical Skills Challenge
Training, Competition, & Emerging Technology Event
Join us in Orlando to compete in the 5th Annual Critical Skills Challenge
The United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA), and the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad are proud to announce the annual Critical Skills Challenge. This event is a competition that brings together military and public safety bomb technicians to test their knowledge, skills, and abilities while using a variety of tools and equipment.
What are the critical skills that will be tested? Scroll down to see the critical skills.
The top three bomb technicians will have the opportunity to be recognized by Congress in Washington DC by the EOD Caucus in Spring of 2024. Those who wish to observe and participate in the trade show can also register on the USBTA website.
Join the Emerging Technology Event
This three (3) day emerging technology event give bomb technicians the opportunity to see the latest bomb disposal equipment, but rather than observe the equipment as a static display, you will have the opportunity to actually go hands-on and test the equipment under controlled (range) conditions.
What are the Critical Skills that will be tested?
Hand Entry (Cat A)
Homemade Explosive Identification
Written General Bomb Technician Knowledge Test
Operating in a Bomb Suit
Industry Partners join the USBTA’s Emerging Technology Event in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This 3 day event will take place in conjunction with the Critical Skills Challenge. You will have the opportunity to showcase your latest products with live demonstrations. There will be Bomb Technicians, Federal and DOD personnel from around the country attending.