Integrated EOD Concepts is proud to offer a series of modular training courses designed to address real-world issues; by integrating bomb technicians and first responders of all relevant disciplines into ‘One Team’, capable of operating safely and JOINTLY in any counter-IED environment.
Our training courses focus on the application of rapid and proven critical assessments before, during and after a C-IED mission, the employment of progressive levels of response and working as part of a synchronized C-IED team.
Our staff, consisting of US law enforcement bomb technicians and EOD operators from UK and Israel, is dedicated to providing relevant and disciplined training to counter 21st Century threats. The time to train and prepare is now.
The course curriculum is designed to integrate improvised explosive device detection dog teams into ‘One Counter-IED Team’, capable of supporting Bomb Squads in all manner of C-IED missions AND to provide you and your agency with a flexible and enhanced explosives incident response capability.
Officers assigned to explosives detection dog teams are often tasked by their agency to conduct preliminary investigations of suspicious events, items or devices, manage the overall scene, perform protective sweeps and/or render an opinion as to whether the event, item or device presents a threat. The purpose of this training, is to provide you with rapid and proven critical assessment skills in low and high threat environments while stressing the application of appropriate and progressive levels of response. Attendees will learn to develop their own ‘best practices’ when faced with a wide variety of potential threats and to react rapidly and effectively as a critical member of the C-IE3D team.
This second evolution of the C-IE3D course is being provided as a 40 hour course using a variety of classroom lecture, hands-on displays, tabletop exercises, and lane/scenario training exercises, topics will include:
The C-IE3D course has been a great success. In just over two years, we have taught over 150 students assigned to 31 law enforcement agencies. This course was designed for the true first responder-the Explosives Detection K-9 handler. Armed with the knowledge this course provided our students, they now have the ability to support and work closely with their Bomb Squads as a vital member the team.
This one-day program was developed as a specialized CTOMS™ CANINEMED™ Handler’s Course and focuses on comprehensive field canine trauma and illness management for military and law enforcement working dog handlers. Instructor staff consists of experts in tactical casualty management.
Presentations include classroom lecture, videos and handson demonstrations using high-fidelity canine mannequins. Enrollment in the class is limited to thirty students from all law enforcement disciplines (explosives, search, accelerant, patrol, narcotics, etc).
The instructor, CHRIS KOPP, joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Infantryman in 1994, where he deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan in 2002. Releasing from the military in 2006 as a Search and Rescue Technician, he started CTOMS Inc., a tactical medical and rescue training and equipment provider. In 2013, with the oversight and review of CTOMS veterinary staff, Chris created the CTOMS CanineMed program, an advanced level trauma and acute illness care course for working dog handlers. Chris continues to sit as the CEO of CTOMS.
Scenario Training Exercise (STX) is an advanced level of specialist training for Counter-Improvised Explosives Device Detection Dog (C-IE3D) Teams.
In our previously delivered 40-hour C-IE3D Operations Course, attendees were exposed to recognition-primed decision making, counter-IED theoretical review, IED observation exercises, hands-on examination of IED, ‘threat pictures’ and ‘slow-speed walk-throughs’. This STX phase is designed to combine all of the skills previously taught, now emphasizing rapid decision making through evolving tabletop exercises, adaptive observation drills in full equipment, ‘failure drills’, the conduct of a variety of searches and the management of bomb threat scenarios and complex tasks. This will be a challenging course.
The STX phase will employ a varying complexity of real-world scenarios. Devices will include representative examples of crude and complex technical devices encountered by professional terrorist organizations or criminals throughout the USA.
This 40-hour training course introduces law enforcement personnel to the basic technique and procedures of CIED search and the skills associated with the conduct of defensive security operations. Students will understand the threat posed by criminal and terrorist IEDs, conduct and manage CIED search operations for persons, vehicles, venues, areas and routes to detect, identify and respond to IED threats using basic equipment, and operate as a skilled searcher in support of Bomb Squad, dignitary protection operations or specially designated special events.
These topics will be taught as classroom theory, tabletop exercises and field scenarios:
The course is open to all law enforcement officers, especially those providing counter-IED support to bomb technicians or dignitary protection details (US Secret Service, Department of State, etc). The primary instructors are former British Army EOD operators with specialist skills in CIED search operations.
Counter-IED (C-IED) Operations for Special Weapons Teams is an 8-hour training course intended to close the existing operational gaps between SWT teams and Bomb Squads. Course curriculum is designed to enhance the SWT Team's capability to operate in a high threat C-IED environment.
This training focuses on IED/hazard recognition, visual threat indicators, analyzing pre-assault intelligence and assessing cues in a high threat environment, while stressing the application of rapid and well-thought-out critical assessments before, during and after a C-IED/SWT mission.
SWT team personnel will 'case study' several scenarios faced by North American SWT teams in the past twelve months as well as examining real and potential threats posed by criminals. Course curriculum includes: device/hazard and trigger system recognition, domestic threats, local trends and scenarios, Bomb Squad support options, assessment techniques, interpreting IED cues and specialty tasks (suicide bombers, active shooter/bombers, explosives labs) and learn to apply C-IED skills in a fast-paced, high threat environ.
Course material will be provided. Class is restricted only to those assigned to a SWT or tactical team.
The existence of real and potential explosive threats, particularly throughout public tranportation systems, as well as public venues such as shopping malls, schools and sporting events, requires an enhanced awareness and response capability throughout the emergency first responder community, one that is adaptive to today's realities.
Recent domestic and local-area events; incidents of active shooter/bombers in pubic transportation venues, shoppiing malls, universities, public schools and businessess; booby trapped homes and businessess, ambush attacks targeting first responders, 'lone-wolf' attacks, planned 'spectacular' attacks on infrastructure, 'Doomsday' events, disoveries of improvised explosives labs during fire suppression and unique incendiary and explosive attack methods, have each served to remind us that we live in a world where the domestic use of explosives is both credible and real.
It is essential that emergency responders from all disciplines; law enforcement, the fire and rescue service and security professionals, each receive an enhanced cross-disciplinary awareness and response capability to counter these 21st Century threats.
This eight hour block of instruction on counter-IED response to public transportation systems focuses on the following:
Course material will be provided.
This block of instruction by a SWT tactical paramedic and rescue diver, with extensive training in the field of tactical casualty care, has proven invaluable to police and military personnel serving in combat areas overseas. Offered in a variety of classroom and hands-on demonstrations, attendees will be introduced to the MARCH casualty treatment algorithm and mass casualty incidents as well as the recognition and treatment of explosives injuries, blast and burn injuries, tactical wound care and tourniquet procedures. This is the course that all emergency first responders should attend.
Our training team, consisting of IEDD/EOD specialists from the UK, US and Israel, has developed a series of modular training courses designed to address mission-specific needs and enhance both individual and team skills in all facets of counter-IED. This training is available only to those assigned to Bomb Squads.
Integrated EOD Concepts is offering a series of instructional blocks that can be custom-designed for those engaged in Arson/Fire Investigation. Whether introductory level or refresher-training, any of the listed modules can be configured to fulfill your training requirements.
Threat Assessment for the Fire and Rescue Service is a progressive training course designed to enhance the threat recognition and assessment skills of firefighters, rescue service personnel and arson detectives. The course curriculum is designed to provide you and your agency with the skill-sets needed to recognize traditional and non-traditional threats in a 21st Century world.
This training stresses the application of rapid and well-thought-out critical assessments and the employment of progressive and appropriate levels of response. By planning ahead for common threats; active shooters, explosions, bomb threats, elaborately staged arson scenes, boobytrap hazards and improvised explosives labs, you will have the ability to proficiently interpret and react to potential and existing threats in low and high threat environments.
Using a variety of classroom lecture, tabletop exercises and lane/scenario drills, topics will include:
If you still think of bomb threats (telephonic or mail) as a primary threat, you are way behind the times. Even if you did receive such a threat, is your staff ready to react in a well-thought-out manner? What about an active shooter, a suspect vehicle bomb in the parking lot, chemical dispersal device, a hostage taker. How about a suspicious package in the mailroom, in the lobby, in the bathroom? How about an employee with a stalker issue who threatens the use of explosives? All of these seemingly dramatic events have happened locally...and rather recently.
What steps do you have in place and rehearsed to assist your local law enforcement agency and Bomb Squad personnel, to mitigate these real and existing threats TODAY?
This training course prepares security professionals and managers responsible for protecting private businesses, sporting events, Government buildings, dignitaries, public gatherings, schools, hospitals and high profile events with the ability to read and react to explosives-related threats in a well-thought-out manner - one that minimizes disruption to industry, commerce and the public.
Attendees will learn to develop a 'Best Practices' approach based on lesson learned from around the world. This course uses classroom and hands-on instruction.