Explosive Safety, Recognition & Handling- Rockford

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Winnebago Co. Criminal Justice Center
650 West State Street
Rockford, IL
Instructor: Nicholas Sterling, IDNR Blasting/Explosives Specialist
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

Registration deadline is March 15, 2019

This 8-hour class will provide law enforcement with an ability to understand and identify different types of explosives. Students will be given an opportunity to see and hold inert explosives, ask questions and discuss issues/scenarios. Students will also be provided with resources and contacts of individuals involved with the Department’s regulation of explosives.

The purpose of this one-day class is to provide training in the areas of explosive recognition (high and low explosives) and blasting agents as well as emphasize explosives safety in its handling and storage. Particular time will be spent on identifying the differences between Division 1.3G professional fireworks and Division 1.4G consumer fireworks and how the Department regulates this industry.

At the conclusion of this course, all participants will be offered an opportunity to take the Department’s individual explosives license exam which is required in order to attain the Department’s Individual Explosive license. Only personnel who are currently employed by a unit of local government in a sworn or civilian capacity will be permitted to attend.

This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:

☐ Civil Rights

☐ Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority

☐ Cultural Competency

☐ Human Rights

☐ Intro Mental Health Awareness

☒ Law Updates

☐ Lead Homicide Investigator

☐ Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)

☐ Procedural Justice

☐ Sexual Assault Investigator Training

☐ Psychology of Domestic Violence

☐ Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response