Bomb Squad

VSP Bomb techniciansThe Vermont State Police Bomb Squad is the only accredited public safety bomb squad in Vermont and all team members are certified by the FBI & US Army as Bomb Technicians.  Members attend a six-week basic course of instruction at the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and are required to undergo re-certification every three years. 

Bomb robotMembers attend various additional training courses, to include Hazardous Materials Response, Post- Blast Investigations and Advanced Explosive Destruction Techniques.  The team utilizes a variety of equipment to include robots, portable x-ray equipment, and demolition 

equipment.  The team averages 25 – 50 calls per year, including responses to: improvised explosives and explosive devices; old, abandoned, or unclaimed explosives; and illegal fireworks.  The team includes two explosives detection canines.

Bomb Threat calls, questions to ask
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Bomb squad detonates stash after busy few weeks

Bomb Squad Commander

Lieutenant David Petersen
VSP Headquarters
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
Telephone - 802-244-7345

 

 

 

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