Explosive Handlers & Breaching Course

Explosive Handlers & Breaching Course

From November 27, 2017 08:00 until December 01, 2017 17:00 Save to calendar

At SWAT Training Facility 1045 Cut-Off Road, Ennis, TX 75119, USA




Categories: Law Enforcement



Duration: 5 days

Cost: $1450.00

Students: 8 Min - 24 Max


Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military or Government Agencies

The aim of this 5 day course is to introduce the student to time tested and operationally proven drills and procedures in order to establish or further enhance an existing explosive breaching program within their unit or department.


This course has been designed for non EOD Technicians who have little to no experience in the recognition and safe handling of explosive compounds. Day one will be devoted to the theory and handling of explosives with days two-five focusing on explosive breaching techniques.


Course content includes:

  • Explosive storage and transportation regulations ATF -DOT
  • Theory of explosives and explosions
  • Explosive safety
  • Explosive accessories
  • Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
  • Preparation and firing of charges using non-electric fuse and shock tube initiated blasting caps
  • Misfired charge procedures
  • History and theory of explosive breaching
  • Critical safety issues - calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors
  • Breaching windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Introduction to internal door charges
  • Introduction to charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach points
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Target analysis
  • Breacher's brief back format
  • Breacher's operational data aide memoir
  • Cover port breaching on dry walls
  • Night training
  • On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to safely and confidently employ explosive breaching charges in support of special operation missions.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Ear protection
  • Clear lens Goggles: Eye glasses or Oakley type sunglasses will not be permitted for any explosive breacher training
  • Range training uniform (long sleeve)
  • Nomex gloves (recommended)
  • Body armor (no plates)
  • NVG's (recommended but not mandatory)
  • Helmet
  • Handgun or carbine (no ammo, blue gun is acceptable)


Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

601 N Sonoma Trail

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 872-2829

Gov't Rate ranges from $89-$99 plus tax


Hotel Amenities:

  • Business center
  • Free hot breakfast and Internet
  • Pool / Gym
  • Numerous restaurants close by
  • 10 miles from facility

2017-11-27 08:00:00
2017-12-01 17:00:00