Bomb Squad Training

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

It's common to see the Roaming Robot at the scene of a bomb scare, in harm's way so humans don't have to be. But when a suspicious package is detonated whether a bomb or not, there's always the concern over where debris and chemicals will fly.

What looks like a camping tent is actually a tent made of ballistic felt and filled with foam. This is the newest weapon in containing explosives.

Officials tested a half a pound of C4, an explosive used by the military. There was a huge difference in the explosion with and without the use of the tent system.

An official with the state fire marshal's office in Florida says the complete tent foam system runs about $28,000.


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