ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- If you heard loud booms earlier, it's because the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are conducting explosives training in St. Augustine this week.
The two law enforcement agencies are hosting a Post Blast Investigator School (PBIS).
Over the course of the week, participants will go through classroom instruction and range scenarios.
Students will learn knowledge of explosives and how to process small scale bombing crime scenes, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw said.
The instructors from the FBI are veterans of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. There are also explosive experts from the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.
For the classroom portion, students will be at the First Coast Technical College.
The range portion will take place off of Big Oak Road in St. Augustine.
In all, there are twenty-eight representatives from various federal, military, state and local law enforcement agencies from Florida and Georgia attending the training.
Kelshaw said the range scenarios have concluded for this session.
First Coast News