Monday, October 3, 2011

FBI hosts blast training at Eglin

1,500-pound explosive detonates at Eglin during
training. U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The FBI held a week-long post-blast school at Eglin Air Force Base late last month. The Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast School was attended by more than 50 state and local law enforcement officers as well as Navy and Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians. Crime scene investigators from 18 U.S. agencies participated. There were four explosions, creating distinct "crime scenes" that included a roadside bomb. It was the 128th post-blast school class held by the FBI and only the second at Eglin. The class was dedicated to Tech. Sgt. Daniel Douville, an Eglin EOD technician who fell in the line of duty in June. (Source: TEAM Eglin Public Affairs, 10/03/11)