The TTPOA is proud to announce that Alan Brosnan, founder of TEES will instruct a 5-day Explosive Handlers and Breaching course in Abilene TX. Alan spent twelve years in the New Zealand Army, the last nine being with the Special Air Service (S.A.S). He served several tours with the counter terrorist team, and finally as assault group commander was responsible for the training and management of all entry team personnel.
In February, 1989, Alan left the Army and was sponsored into the United States as a subject matter expert in the field of counter terrorism. For two years he worked in Beverly Hills, CA as a close protection team member as well as conducting numerous courses for the US Military and Law Enforcement Communities. Alan is still active in the dignitary protection field and has performed security details in over twenty countries worldwide.
In 1991, Alan moved to Memphis and established the Tactical Explosive Entry School. This internationally recognized school conducted specialty classes for military and law enforcement personnel who were tasked to operate in high risk environments. Alan sold this company in 2005.
Alan has been a reserved deputy with the Desoto County Sheriff's Department (SWAT Team) since 1992.
Since 1993, Alan has worked as an independent contractor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti Terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. This training is conducted within the United States and at select locations abroad. Alan has supported the TTPOA since the inception of TEES in 1993. This course is being offered to TTPOA Members at half of it's normal cost.
Phase One - Explosive Handlers Course
The aim of this 2 day course is to introduce the student to the recognition, transportation, storage, safe handling, and firing of high explosive compounds. This phase is mandatory for all personnel who are not EOD or military explosive qualified.
On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the skills to safely employ explosives in a conventional environment.
Course content includes:
- History and theory of explosives and explosions
- Explosive safety
- Types of explosive accessories
- Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
- Preparation and firing of charges using electric, non-electric, and shock tube initiated blasting caps
- Response to misfires and low ordered charges
Phase Two - Explosive Breaching Course
The aim of this 3 day course is to introduce the student to time tested and operationally proven drills and procedures in order to establish or further enhance an existing explosive breaching program within their unit or department.
On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to safely and confidently employ explosive breaching charges in support of special operations missions.
The course will begin on Monday, August 27th at 08:00 at the range building classroom. The course will be conducted at the Abilene PD Training Complex located at 4557 East Lake Road in Abilene.