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Bomb Squad

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The San Diego Fire Bomb Squad provides the highest quality service by rendering hazards safe, investigating crimes and educating the public; ensuring the protection of life, infrastructure and property.

The Bomb Squad was established in 1972. It became part of the Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) in 1990. The squad runs an average of 275 bomb calls per year, where approximately 60 are some type of improvised explosive device. All technicians are certified through the FBI's Hazardous Device School at Redstone Army Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. All technicians must go through re-certification every 3 years.

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Additional Duties

  • Inspections
  • Permits
  • Education
  • Destruct
  • Waste Disposal
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Investigation