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IRSC Brings Explosive Expert Rod Glover to Florida to Train First Responders

IRSC Brings Explosive Expert Rod Glover to Florida to Train First Responders

January 29, 2021 Suzanne Seldes

On January 28 and 29, Indian River State College hosted nationally renowned explosives expert, Rod Glover, who presented sessions on international IED trends to area law enforcement and fire personnel and leadership, IRSC students and IRSC Safety and Security officers. Glover, who has more than 34 years’ experience in counter-terrorism and explosives has worked with numerous agencies, including the F.B.I., U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. State Department.

Indian River State College hosted nationally renowned explosives expert, Rod Glover, who presented sessions on international IED trends to area law enforcement and fire personnel and leadership, IRSC students and IRSC Safety and Security officers.

“The world is changing and it’s becoming more dangerous for these guys—they are facing threats they never had to face before,” shares Rod Glover. “What we want to do is give them the most current information we can, and keep them up-to-date with everything that is happening so that they can better protect themselves, the public and property.”

Glover was joined by members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Team, the regional response unit serving St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties.

“It’s a great partnership here at IRSC to bring Rod in,” states Sergeant Ronald Wentz, Bomb Team Commander for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. “He brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge. Part of our responsibility as a Bomb Team is to educate our first responders in our areas of operation.”

Under the leadership of IRSC President Dr. Timothy Moore, the College anticipates making more training available to local and regional first responder agencies by leveraging its network of national public safety experts and inviting them to speak and train at IRSC’s Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex. Rod Glover has already promised to return. “We are going to continue to do this training. This is not a one-time deal,” Glover asserts. “When something new comes out we’ll be back to train on it.”

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