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Region 3 Training Seminar Explosive Awareness
Fairfax Training Center
3721 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, VA 20151
Monday, December 11, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Region Event

Region 3 is holding a K9 Handler Explosive Awareness and Safety Training 


****CLASS IS FULL*****    Thanks! 

This is free for Region 3 members.   All other regions and outside USPCA handlers $100.  


You do NOT want to miss this training!  


The purpose of the CourseK9:   Handlers will learn basic explosive terminology and characteristics,   hazards and safety precautions,  .Specific Objectives• Components of Explosives and identification of homemade explosives and devices• Identify hazards (unattended abandoned and suspicious)• Post Blast with K9• Imprint confirmation of constituent odors..

This class is an 8-hour course broken down into two parts. The morning part of the class will be conducted in a classroom setting and then the afternoon will be conducted in the field with real explosives.

Schedule of Topics:  Basic Explosives terminology, Components of a device, and how explosives work. Classroom Safety, Storage and Handling.     The dos and don't for safety and storage 

Classroom:  Transnational Threats and Threats in the US.  Current threats overseas and in the US.  Explosive Chemistry - Breakdown of components in commercial and military grade explosives and how it effects what your K9 is identifying.   Imprint confirmation-  Can your K9 identify constituent odors?

Field Exercise:  Homemade Explosives VS Commercial and Military.   Make and detonate homemade and commercial/military grade explosives to compare the effects. 

Field Exercise:  Post Blast -How to handle a post blast scenario with your K9 focus on acclimation of dog to post blast site and searching for secondary's. 

Contact: Katybeth Strobel [email protected] 703-625-2578