Guide for the Selection of Explosives Detection and Blast Mitigation Equipment for Emergency First Responders [open pdf - 6MB]
"The Preparedness Directorate's Office of Grants and Training (G&T) Systems Support Division (SSD) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the focal point for providing support to State and local law enforcement agencies in the development of counterterrorism technology and standards, including technology needs for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) defense. In recognizing the needs of State and local emergency first responders, the Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability, has developed CBRNE defense equipment guides. The guides focus on CBRNE equipment in areas of detection, personal protection, decontamination, and communication. This document focuses specifically on explosives detection and blast mitigation and was developed to assist the emergency first responder community in the evaluation and purchase of explosives detection and blast mitigation equipment."
National Institute of Standards and Technology: https://www.nist.gov/