Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) Training Facility
MSA operates a state-of-the-art EDC Training Academy which serves as the central location for all phases of the comprehensive MSA bomb dog and handler training program. Our academy has both indoor and outdoor training locations, including an EDC agility course to train the bomb dogs in:
- Vehicle and truck inspections
- Check-point operations
- Interior and exterior building sweeps
- Mass area sweeps
- Cargo inspections
MSA is licensed by the ATF to purchase, possess and store high explosives. These explosives are used to train all MSA bomb dogs to ensure optimum performance. Our training staff, comprised of former law enforcement personnel, is able to assess and evaluate various operating environments and construct mock training areas that acclimate our teams to those environments and ensure that they are always operating to the highest efficiency.