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SBI Bomb Squad wins award for service to North Carolina

Release date: 4/25/2014

Raleigh:  The State Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb Squad has been recognized for its work keeping North Carolina safe.

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) presented the SBI Bomb Squad with its Team Achievement Award in recognition of “outstanding achievements that impact the state of North Carolina’s preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation programs.”

The SBI Bomb Squad was created in 1973 and has served many hazardous duty missions, including responding to suspicious packages, hostage situations, improvised explosive devices, and explosive disposal.  The Bomb Squad responds to approximately 100 calls for service each year and works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

“For 40 years, the SBI Bomb Squad has been on the job, helping keep North Carolinians safe,” said SBI Director Greg McLeod.  “We’re continuing to upgrade our technology and training so we can respond to the latest threats anywhere in the state.”

The Bomb Squad’s equipment and personnel are stationed throughout the state so they can respond quickly when needed.  The SBI frequently deploys its Bomb Squad to special events such as large sporting events where threats to homeland security are possible.

Specialized equipment used by the Bomb Squad includes bomb suits, X-ray equipment, and remote controlled robots that can investigate and explode bombs safely.  This equipment will be on display May 28 in downtown Raleigh as part of a display of SBI technology and resources used to respond to crises.

SBI Bomb Squad team members with response vehicle and equipment

SBI Bomb Squad and SBI leadership accept SERC award

Media contact: Noelle Talley (919) 716-6413