Field Forensics Training
At Field Forensics we support our customers around the world with hands on training, presentation materials, instructional videos, online and telephone support. Our instructors are uniquely qualified and are expert in explosives detection, chemical identification, security, anti-terrorism, explosives ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosives device defeat (IEDD).
We also support training companies and organizations by providing subject matter experts (SME) and instruction for portions of their training courses and in the design of training courses. We can provide expert instruction in topics related to explosives detection, home-made explosives and precursors, threat assessments, security procedures, selection and use of detection equipment, and many others.
Field Forensics has been a long time supplier to the maritime security industry - cruise lines, ports, and cargo transporters - and can support customers’ International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) training with the Field Forensics CONTEX™ course.
Those who successfully complete the courses will be able to demonstrate sufficient re knowledge of security preparation planning, understanding the domestic terrorist threat, dealing operationally with bomb incidents, suspect devices and the aftermath of explosions. The course of customizable but can include (but is not limited to):
- Maritime industry - current traditional & non-traditional threats
- Ship's security plans
- The maritime "asymmetrical threat"
- Maritime Threat Assessments / Vulnerability Studies
- Understanding, and recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
- Understanding techniques used by attackers to circumvent security measures
- Vehicle, vessel and body searching
- Understanding the meaning and requirements of the different security levels
- Maritime - naval nomenclature and vessel types
- Anti-piracy requirements and drills
- Advance check-lists
- Search procedures
- Screening for explosives
- Effects of explosives and stand off distances
- Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances, and devices
- Recognition and composition of IED's
- Containment of devices
- Reconnaissance and surveillance skills
- Maritime force protection zones
- Methods of demarcating zones
- Open water and pier-side security procedures
- Sub-surface threats and counter-swimmer/diver operations
- Pier sentry duties and responsibilities
- Boarding and climbing techniques
- Container climbing and rappelling techniques
- Shipboard tactical movement, searching, and CQB techniques
- Scuba hull searches
- Communications / Special Equipment
- Interactive field training exercises (FTX) scenarios with role-players and simunitions
- Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
- Case studies: e.g. Superferry 14
Please contact us for additional information whether you are a current customer or a potential partner training company. We’re looking forward to speaking with you about your requirements.
Kevin Cresswell - FFI’s lead maritime instructor