Explosives Familiarization Course
|Session(s)||Location||Start date||End date|
|$ 700.00||$ 700.00|
|$ 1,000.00||$ 1,000.00|
- The course will take place at Metro Vancouver Transit Police Headquarters building located at 287 Nelson's Court, New Westminster, B.C. Participants from outside the local area should arrive the night before the start date and are responsible for their own meals, accommodations and transportation. Paid parking is available in the underground or free parking in the surrounding residential area.
- Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)
This course focuses on the effects and nature of explosives, improvised explosive devices and related potential hazards. Students examine theoretical applications, review the effects and nature of explosives and how explosives are used by criminals and terrorists. A significant amount of time is dedicated to specific explosion demonstrations and practical exercises.
Format and delivery
Length of course: 4 days
Class size: maximum 24 students
Delivery setting: theoretical components are delivered in classroom; practical components are conducted at an explosive range.
- Understanding the nature and effects of different types of detonators.
- Ability to identify commercial and military explosives and various triggering methods.
- Understanding the procedure and process for dealing with a CBRN agent.
- Knowledge of the procedures for responding to a bomb threat.
- Understanding the process for assisting in a post blast investigation.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
- This course is offered to current and potential explosives profile dog handlers from qualified police and accredited security agencies, including the military and government agencies.
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments.
- Various evaluation methods are used, including assessment of case study, peer evaluation, final exam, and range exercise.
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.
- For more details or other information about the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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