Media Advisory: FBI Bomb Training, Live Fire Demonstration
Special Agent Bomb Technicians (SABTs) Available for Interview
What: Bomb training exercise and explosive demonstration with FBI Special Agent Bomb Technicians (SABTs) as they train local and state law enforcement on various explosive devices, such as IEDs. This will include a live fire explosive demonstration. Interviews of SABTs will be available.
When: Tomorrow, Wednesday April 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Who: FBI Special Agent Bomb Technicians and local law enforcement
Where: Suffolk County Police Training Facility
110 Old Country Road
Westhampton, New York
Additional Information: The SABT program is part of the FBI’s Hazardous Devices Operations Center in our Critical Incident Response Group. All bomb techs are certified through a rigorous six-week program and recertified every three years. Bomb techs regularly work with evidence response units, HAZMAT, and SWAT teams of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Suspicious packages and suspicious vehicles represent about 90 percent of the calls bomb techs respond to, which could include weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and improvised explosives devices (IEDs).
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