The EOD unit’s role with the Sheriff’s Office can best be described as “hazard mitigation”. The team is comprised of 4 bomb technicians, certified after successfully completing the FBI’s 6 week long Hazardous Device School in Alabama.EOD handles all types of incidents related to explosives, from ammunition inspections to recovering found explosives. Found explosives can be anything from deteriorated blasting agents, such as dynamite, to improved explosive devices (IED’s) or military ordnance. EOD also provides services to other specialty units such as SWAT and CNT. Bomb technicians are trained to operate robots that can be used in remote breaching, entering and clearing buildings, surveillance and communication.