Today’s PDF is a student hand book at an FBI school, due to a lack of a better term it is listed as, EOD FBI Manual. There is limited use in this document as it was meant to be used in conjunction with a course.
Most EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) involves blowing the device in place, the idea of a guy cutting the blue wire as the counter is ticking down is the stuff of movies.
Itwas always my dream to be an EOD tech, and its why I joined the Marines with a 6 year contract. Somehow a EOD harantee turned into a spot at the FT Knox M1A1 Tank Technician school instead of Aberdeen proving ground to learn how to blow up bombs.
Oh well, with my ADHD and lack of attention to detail, it was probably a good thing.
Bomb disposal is the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe. Bomb disposal is an all-encompassing term to describe the separate, but interrelated functions in the military fields of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive device disposal (IEDD), and the public safety roles of public safety bomb disposal (PSBD) and the bomb squad.