An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with making or possessing an explosive

Richard Smith, 26, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter. It comes after chemicals were seized at a property in Aberdeen. A cordon was put in place around a property on King Street and residents Read More …

Nearly 40 call-outs in three years keeps bomb squad busy in north-east

The bomb squad was scrambled to the north-east nearly 40 times in three years, new figures show. Figures obtained by the Evening Express under Freedom of Information legislation reveal explosive device experts came to the area to dispose of devices Read More …

Rescue crews discover IEDs and explosive propane in rubble of a burned down Massachusetts condo

Rescue crews searching through the rubble of a Massachusetts condominium block that erupted in flames on Sunday night have discovered a man’s body, two explosive devices and a batch of propane tanks. Residents of the building in Fitchburg, around 55 Read More …

Excelsior Challenge prepares first responders for emergency situations

More than 100 first responders came together Wednesday for the 2019 Excelsior Challenge. The training took place at the Department of Homeland Security’s State Preparedness Training Center at 5900 Airport Rd. in Oriskany. Bomb squads, explosive detection canine teams and Read More …

Two North Carolina bomb squad agents injured after explosive materials blew-up during the search of a man’s home

Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured during the search of a man’s home after he was pulled over for having homemade explosives in his car. The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) agents were assisting Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Read More …

DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responder Technology R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) invites industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to 12 first responder technology funding opportunities. The new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain Read More …