Transition of responsibility for FBI school on Redstone

Updated: Sep. 21, 2016 at 12:57 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The FBI Hazardous Devices School on Redstone is now managed fully by the FBI. The Army and FBI both shared the responsibility of HDS since it opened back in 1971.

This means, moving forward, more opportunities, like training and expanding, will be available. The school will also be able to bring in different positions through the FBI.

More bomb technicians are now expected to be certified throughout the year, helping to keep criminals and terrorism at bay. It will also keep our technicians one step ahead of the enemy.

"The changes you'll see will be an increase in our footprint. We'll increase the training facilities to increase the opportunities to put more folks through this vital training," said Andrew McCabe, the Deputy Director for the FBI.

The Hazardous Devices school puts bomb technicians through an initial course to become certified. Then, the training continues year after year, to help them keep Americans safe from bombs or devices used by terrorists.

The FBI Deputy Director went on to say he's excited for what the future holds for the school at Redstone.

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