GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In April, thieves stole over $5000 worth of dynamite from a construction site in Louisville, KY. That's roughly 300 pounds of explosives in unknown hands. Is your department equipped to handle that kind of situation? Tripwire Operations Group, headquartered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with a training site in Lanett, Alabama specializes in providing first responders with the tools and training needed to identify, detect and neutralize explosive devices of virtually any size.
Detect – Are your dogs trained on bulk odor?
Thousands of construction sites around the country use commercial explosives -and in the wrong hands, these same explosives can be re-purposed into deadly IEDs. For dogs, the smell of an explosive changes with its amount. If your K-9s are trained to detect a pound of ammonium nitrate, they may miss something the size of Timothy McVeigh's truck bomb, with potentially disastrous results.
Most departments train on small amounts of explosive because they have neither the money nor the resources to buy and store massive bulk. Tripwire overcomes this practical hurdle to Law Enforcement readiness by offering the resources and facilities for training your K9 on bulk odor recognition. Tripwire's K-9 Training Courses place particular emphasis on a wide range of conventional and homemade explosives in varying quantities.
Identify – What is the threat?
Being able to identify IEDs and Home-Made Explosives is a critical skill for today's law enforcement officer. Tripwire instructors draw upon their military and Law Enforcement backgrounds to provide world-class training in courses like their Homemade Explosives (Basic) Course.
During this 3-day course, students learn about components, construction and employment of IEDs. Through handling both inert models and actual components, students in Tripwire's classes gain the hands-on knowledge they need to be truly effective in their roles as first responders.
Neutralize – Can you render the threat safe?
Once you have detected and identified the IED, you need the tools to render it safe. A vehicle with a hundred pounds of dynamite and packed with roofing nails and ball-bearings is going to require a specific tool: namely Tripwire's Aquaram Mini. The Aquaram Family of tactical disruptors is designed to neutralize threats ranging in size from suspicious packages to cargo containers.
Employable by hand or by robot, the Aquaram Mini is ideal for a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device. Tripwire also has other Tactical Disruptors for Bomb Technicians to utilize whatever the target is. The TRS-EZCore™ 55G Tactical Disrupter use TexPak, Tripwire's own binary explosive, to propel a coarsely focused jet of water at the target, disrupting the internal workings of the device while preserving forensic evidence.
Subject Matter Experts
Working with explosives is inherently dangerous work, whether you're a K-9 handler, bomb technician or other first responder. You need an unparalleled degree of professionalism in order to deal with conventional and homemade explosives. You should expect nothing less from the company that provides your equipment and gives you the training you need to succeed. From Tripwire's sales of explosives and disarmament devices to the training they provide to law enforcement and military, they stick to their motto: "Proudly Owned and Operated by First Responders, for First Responders." Tripwire Operations Group provides product and services. Tripwire believes the most highly trained create a safer America. They prepare military and first responders to protect our country and cities, providing products, training, services and relationships that together no one else provides.
Ryan J Morris
SOURCE Tripwire Operations Group