Response to Explosives for Patrol Officers and Firefighters

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Fairfax City, VA
United States

Chief Superintendent Michael Cardash, former deputy head of the Israeli National Police Bomb Disposal Division, will provide a presentation on improvised explosive device (IED) usage trends and incidents and an overview of explosive incidents. Presentation topics will include:

  • Weaponized unmanned aerial systems (UAS);
  • IEDs and boobytrap firing systems;
  • 2019 Sri Lanka Easter attack case study;
  • Secondary devices and hazards;
  • Suspicious objects and camouflaged IEDs; and
  • Decision making principles.  

Michael Cardash served for twenty-seven (27) years as a senior bomb disposal officer. During those years he participated in numerous missions defeating IEDs and in other counterterrorism operations. He commanded bomb disposal units within the border guards and Israeli police, during intense terrorist conflicts gaining experience investigating and responding to the variety of terror and criminal attacks. Currently, Michael researches global IED incidents, tactics, and trends. He is an advisor for the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the International Bomb Data Center Work Group.

The intended audience for this presentation is personnel from local and state law enforcement and fire/EMS agencies with response duties in Northern Virginia.

Seating is limited, please register soon.

Attendees are encouraged to view the Explosives Awareness Video for Non-EOD First Responders prior to the presentation.  

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