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 squad detonates stash after busy few weeks

Bomb Squad Leader

Sergeant David Petersen
VSP St Johnsbury
1068 U.S. Route 5, Suite #1
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Tel: 802-748-3111