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Energetic Breaching Advanced Course

August 10 - August 12


This 3-day advanced dynamic entry course serves as an annual refresher for current certified explosive entry technicians, as well as an introduction to advanced entry methods/techniques with the incorporation of small unit tactics. The aim of this course is to enhance the skills of an existing breacher by introducing him to more advanced skills associated with hard target breaching. On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills in order to perform more advanced breaching tactics associated with doors, window, roofs, floors, and walls.

*This course has a minimum requirement of participants. If minimum participation is not met, the course will be rescheduled and your payment will be refunded or you may select an alternate date.

Course content includes:

  • Review theory of explosive breaching
  • Breaching report documentation using the Excel spread sheet
  • Review of calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching both wood and metal doors (external and internal)
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Multiple breach point entries
  • Target analysis and intelligence gathering
  • Wall and roof breaching
  • Small unit movement/tactics in conjunction with an energetic breach

Participant Expectations and Conditions (This is not an “Attend and Pass” Course)

This Advanced Explosive Breaching Training Course requires each participant to perform the following tasks prior for pre-qualification to take the final written examination and successfully complete this course:

  • Explosive breaching training course participants must sign an acknowledgement of risks and release of liability documentation
  • Willingness to handle explosives and work in an explosives environment, as required by the explosive breaching training course
  • Responsible for daily private/agency transportation to/from various training sites as required by the course curriculum and explosive worksite structure(s) location(s)
  • No formal lunch/meal breaks during fieldwork on Wednesday through Friday
  • Dedicated full dress tactical application scenarios
  • Willingness to participate in explosive tactical entries of structures under adverse conditions and environments
  • Must successfully pass the final written examination (80% or higher)
  • Failure to successfully complete all written assignments or perform tasks as required, participant will be removed from the explosive breaching training course

Participant Equipment List

Each participant is required to provide the following items and equipment for Tripwire’s Explosive Breaching Training Course:

  • Full tactical explosive breaching equipment and all personal protection items (your standard operational kit – ensure you have long sleeves and pants, ballistic helmet, ballistic projectile eye/ear protection, and sturdy gloves)
  • Issued firearms (pistol, patrol rifle, and shotgun – if applicable)
  • Respiratory protection, particulate type mask or better for working in dust and debris producing environments
  • Note taking material (note pad, pen, pencils, etc.)
  • 6-inch (15 cm) radius drafting compass


August 10
August 12


Tripwire Operations Group
1685 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg,PA17325United States
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