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Improvised Explosive Device Awareness

Hours: 8
Tuition: $95

Program Information:
This 8-hour program is designed to prepare first responders to recognize Improvised Explosive devices. Upon completion first responders will be able to recognize and investigate incidents involving the use of explosives, explosive devices and explosive incendiary devices. Class consists of instruction and practical's.


Topics Covered Include:

  • Types of Explosions, Mechanical, Chemical and Nuclear
  • High and Low Explosives
  • Post Blast Investigation
  • Military Ordinance
  • Initiating Systems
  • Gas Enhanced Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Secondary Devices
  • Response Guidelines

Instructor: Sergeant Larry Drish, Commander for the Cook County Sheriff's Police, IL (Bomb Unit)

Larry Drish is a 36 year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff's Department. He has been a Certified Bomb Technician for 24 years and an Explosive Detection K9 handler since 2009. Supervising a full-time bomb unit which handles over 350 calls a year. Larry is also a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI, carrying credentials as a U.S. Marshall. He is a certified instructor with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. Larry has provided training Federal, State, County, local Police and Fire Departments.



**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Trisha Augustyn
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