March 11, 2014
A British security company specializing in anti-terrorism techniques is in Northern Nevada to train local bomb squads how to disable improvised explosive devices.
A statewide Homeland Security Grant covered the cost of bringing top trainers from across the globe.
Over the past week, members of the bomb squad have studied in a classroom setting.
But at the Consolidated Bomb Squad Range, off of Pyramid Highway... they got to practice with remote control robots... and live explosives.
Organizers say that while Nevada hasn't yet faced this kind of threat events like the infamous bombing in "Oklahoma City" show that it can happen anywhere.
The focus of today's exercise was using explosives to disarm explosives.
Fire crews were also standing by just in case a brush fire started accidentally.