LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF ’S OFFICE BOMB SQUAD
The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was formed in 1999 and currently consists of three bomb technicians: senior bomb tech Deputy Chris Cornish, and Deputies Ken Getz, and Eric Gilbertson. All are certified bomb technicians and graduates of the FBI Hazardous Devices School/Huntsville AL at Redstone Arsenal.
The bomb squad meets the equipment requirements as mandated by the FBI for a certified bomb squad. Some of the equipment the bomb squad has consists of the following: five bomb suits (one Med-Eng 9, two Med-Eng 8s, and two Med-Eng SRS-5s, three x-ray machines (one XR-200, one RTS-4, and one Scan-X), four disrupters (PAN) and three Viking ISI SCBAs The bomb squad currently possesses a Remotic Andros “Wolverine” robot and is in the process of purchasing an ICOR MK3 Caliber robot. The above, along with other equipment which enhances the capabilities of the bomb squad, is housed in a 38’ diesel powered truck. The bomb squad’s expertise is currently called upon about 70 times per year. The bomb squad has a MOU with the Missoula County SO/PD Bomb Squad.
The LCSO Bomb Squad is capable and willing to handle the needs of Lewis and Clark County and other agencies that call upon us.
Deputy Chris Cornish 447-8293