Feb 04, 2020
Andy Harder
Bombs and Explosives
Our program for Tuesday evening will be presented by Newton Fireman Andy Harder.
The dangers in this world are growing faster every day and the ability for bad people to inflict extreme damage has become extremely easy. To address these dangers Andy recently attended a four-day training in Socorro, New Mexico to learn about explosive materials and how to protect the community. This class is designed to teach first responders how to recognize explosive materials, how they work, why they work, and the steps taken to address a dangerous situation involving explosives. Not only did Andy learn how to recognize components of bomb-making but he also was able to see first hand the destructive power a small device can have and the impact that it would have on a community. It's sad  to imagine this horrible possibility but we as a community need to be prepared for this type of threat.