FBI Hazardous Devices School

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The FBI Hazardous Devices School is a training center that trains all of the United States public safety bomb technicians at the federal, state and local level.[2] It is part of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group.[3]

The school is located on a 455-acre campus at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The campus contains classrooms, explosive ranges, and mock villages that include a train station, apartment complexes, a movie theater, and a strip mall.[2][4]

The school opened in 1971,[2] and was jointly run by the FBI and the United States Army for 45 years until 2016, when the FBI took primary responsibility.[5]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  1. ^ a b c d "Frequently Asked Questions". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Inside the FBI's Hazardous Devices School". FBI.gov. Federal Bureau of Investigation. January 9, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG)". FBI.gov. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Wiedeman, Reeves (March 16, 2017). "Inside the FBI's Remote Bomb-Test Training Range". pouplarmechanics.com. Popular Mechanics. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "FBI Takes Lead Role in Training Nation's Public Safety Bomb Technicians". FBI.gov. Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 22, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
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