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ID
6-508-1176
Name
Bomb Response Team
Status
Published
Updated
9/28/2018 5:07:27 PM
Released
05/09/2017
Description
A team of Bomb Technicians investigates suspicious items and renders safe hazardous devices.
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
Interdiction and Disruption
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team with personnel/equipment components
Overall Function
1. Investigates, renders safe, and disposes of suspected hazardous devices, explosives, explosive materials (as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives currently defines), pyrotechnics, and ammunition 2. Coordinates investigations with other local, state, and federal partners 3. Conducts bomb crime scene investigations 4. Collects and preserves evidence 5. Provides technical support to special operations, dignitary protection, and special events
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Using established protocol, the Bomb Squad having jurisdiction over the incident frequently requests Bomb Teams 2. When a federal agency is the lead agency for the incident, requestor should coordinate assets through that agency 3. Mission needs dictate the desired team type: a. The requestor should specify the threat conditions, location, and operational environment b. Requests for resources should occur in direct consultation with the Bomb Squad Commander of the provider c. Only National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Bomb Response Teams perform diagnostic and render safe procedures in CBRNE events.
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
Personnel Per Team MinimumNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 32
Type 4Not Applicable
Personnel Per Team Management, operations, and supportThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hazardous Devices School certifies Bomb Technicians, in accordance with the National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 32 – NIMS Type 1 Bomb Technician
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment (Vehicle and Specialized Equipment) Per Team Detection and diagnosticThe National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians defines detection and diagnostic equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – Portable x-ray system 1 – Radiation detector
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment (Communications) Per Team CommunicationInteroperable Communications should provide real-time communications between their department and national resources across information technology systems that provide voice, photographic, and data capabilities. The National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians defines specified equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – Handheld two-way radio 1 – Wireless device
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment(Vehicle and Specialized Equipment) Per Team Access and removalThe National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians defines specified equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – General Service Bomb Response Robot
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – Rigging kit 1 – Set of hand tools
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment(Vechicle and Specialized Equipment) Per Team Defeat and disposalThe National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians defines specified equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – Disrupter
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31 – Disrupter 1 – Demolition kit
Type 4Not Applicable
Equipment: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Per Team Personal protective equipment (PPE)NIMS Type 1 Teams use appropriate PPE in accordance with the National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12 – Full coverage Bomb Suit compatible with a self- contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
Type 21 – Full coverage Bomb Suit
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4Not Applicable
Vehicle Per Team TransportationA NIMS Type 3 Team may have access to a vehicle capable of carrying requisite personnel and equipment based on mission needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 – Vehicle
Type 3Not Specified
Type 4Not Applicable
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509-6: Bomb Technician
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Critical Incidence Response Group, National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians, March 2014
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Enforcement Programs and Services, ATF Federal Explosives Law and Regulations, 2012