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November 29 - Dec 1, 2022

Have you seen the the new Bomb Disposal Technology and Training Center in Indian Head Maryland

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Mission Statement

To strengthen the bonds of the bomb disposal community by establishing a network of trust, awareness, and collaboration.

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Help Us Achieve Our Goals

Education. Training. Networking.

THE U.S. BOMB TECHNICIAN ASSOCIATION (USBTA) EMPLOYS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE CUTTING-EDGE TRAINING FOR ACTIVE BOMB TECHNICIANS. USBTA'S INNOVATIVE APPROACH ALLOWS BOMB TECHNICIANS TO TEST AND EVALUATE THESE TECHNOLOGIES UNDER CHALLENGING REALISTIC CONDITIONS. IT ALSO ALLOWS ENGINEERS AND MANUFACTURERS THE ABILITY TO OBSERVE AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW USBTA ENVISIONS USING THEIR PRODUCTS.

Key Focus Areas:

MILITARY EOD

PUBLIC SAFETY BOMB TECHNICIAN

HAZARDOUS DEVICES TECHNICAN

TRAINING

TECHNOLOGY

INDUSTRY

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Our Vision

To provide training opportunities with emerging technologies, and encourage the sharing of resources, ideas, and experiences between bomb disposal specialists, academics, innovators, and industry partners.

Remote Training Program

This USBTA Remote Training Program is our effort to provide live training, in a safe forum, while complying with CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, and considering current travel restrictions. Bimonthly Training deliveries are conducted using Microsoft Teams and subject matter experts respected by the active duty EOD and public safety Bomb technician community.

USBTA Technology Training Exercises

Our training exercises are designed to challenge bomb technicians and enhance their skills using current and emerging technology. In addition, the training allows the manufacturers to have their technologies put through real-life scenario based rotations. Based on the performance of the technology and the valuable feedback from the bomb technicians, the manufacturers are challenged to make modifications and enhancements to accomplish operational readiness.

Industry
Partners

Being an Industry Partner with the USBTA means targeted partnering with United States Bomb Techs.  This allows us to both learn, and share our knowledge with the Bomb Techs with boots on the ground in the United States.  We listen to their needs and strive to provide resources for them to complete their difficult tasks.

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UPCOMING TRAININGS

Remote Training Program

The USBTA developed a Remote Training Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program utilizes an online delivery platform to provide training to US military EOD and public safety bomb technicians. To date the program has trained over 1,000 bomb technicians though 7 deliveries. Subjects include HME, EOD-10 donning and doffing, 3d printing, safe area selection, and updates from DHS REDOPS and FBI RAPID programs.

Technology Training Exercises

The USBTA and its Industry Partners strive to bring the latest technologies to these events. Some equipment is commercially available, while other equipment may still be in a prototype phase. Typical equipment involved in a USBTA TTE are: robotics, radiography, rigging, explosive detection equipment, new energetic tools, explosive containment vessels, and much more.

News & Updates

Hoyer Visits the United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) in Indian Head Maryland

On August 4th 2022, the USBTA hosted Congressman Steny Hoyer from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District to give a brief on USBTA operations and future projects.  The Brief included a tour of the Bomb Disposal Technology and Training Center (BDTTC) with support from the Maryland Fire Marshal Bomb Squad. The morning brief included many Individuals of the Maryland…
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Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland presents the USBTA a Governors Citation

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland presents the USBTA a “GOVERNORS CITATION” for the outstanding work and dedication the organization is doing for the  Bomb Technician Community and State of Maryland On October 12, 2022, Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan visited the United States Bomb Technician Association (USBTA) in Indian Head Maryland to present a Governors Citation…
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 15 MAY – VIPs Gather for USBTA Ribbon-Cutting in Indian Head

Written by G.S. Proctor & Associates – https://www.gsproctor.com/vips-gather-for-usbta-ribbon-cutting-in-indian-head/ Attendance was high. The VIP list was long. A celebration was in order. Friday’s ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening of the U.S. Bomb Technician Association’s Bomb Disposal and Technology Center marked the latest major milestone in a two-year journey to create the organization’s new headquarters in Indian Head.…
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G.S. Proctor & Associates Inc

We always love spending time with our clients and getting to see firsthand the incredible work they’re doing. Last week, we had a unique opportunity to visit Indian Head for an event that brought together several clients and plenty of other industry leaders from throughout our region and beyond. The U.S. Bomb Technician Association held…
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