The EDU includes two Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies -- plus 13 other highly trained bomb technicians from the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office and Port of Portland.
The unit is staffed with a full-time supervisor from the Portland Police Bureau. Members are on-call 24 hours a day.
Team members are intensively trained to recognize, handle and dispose of ordinance and explosive materials and devices. They must successfully complete a five-week FBI explosive-ordinance training course at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. They're also required to maintain proficiency through regional team training -- and must attend a two-week explosive-ordinance refresher course every three years at Redstone Arsenal.
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