Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Army bomb squads joined together at Fort Knox with other cities’ squads in a week-long training session. Their goal is to enhance techniques and tactics to dismantle explosive devices and rescue hostages in various scenarios.
These things many city and state bomb squads can’t train on because they may not have the resources or the capabilities like mock villages that are set up at Fort Knox.
Sgt. Robert Kaelin, commander of the LMPD Bomb Squad, said it’s a unique opportunity for the bomb squads to get together with the military and to learn things they’ve done overseas, the techniques, as well as, the things they’ve encountered.
In turn, state and city squads can show how they operate because while the situations will be the same for both responding squads sometimes the equipment isn’t. A learning curve one can’t afford when seconds count.