Rotary Club of Southlake

Posted by Lisa McBee on Jun 07, 2019
 
Sgt. Grant Williams of the Irving, Texas Police Department’s Bomb Squad, enlightened the Southlake Rotary Club about the perils involved with detecting IEDs, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics and ammunition on June 7, 2019.  Sgt. Williams brought with him the Bomb Squad’s bomb robot, which was VERY COOL – as well as a VERY heavy bomb suit (perhaps 80-100 lbs.?). A bomb suit, also known as a blast suit, is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce.  The bomb suit was fun to look at and touch --- yet entirely sobering when you consider that an actual living person must put himself/herself within the confines of this undoubtedly oppressive and scorching ensemble while trying to disarm an explosive!  As an officer of the Bomb Squad, we want to thank Sgt. Williams for his wonderful and informative presentation, as well as applaud him for keeping our community/world safe. He and his colleagues put their very lives at risk for public safety --- so give a big THANK YOU to first responders and others serving and sacrificing for our country today!   #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld.
Sgt. Grant Sgt. Grant Williams of the Irving, Texas Police Department’s Bomb Squad, enlightened the Southlake Rotary Club about the perils involved with detecting IEDs, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics and ammunition on June 7, 2019.  Sgt. Williams brought with him the Bomb Squad’s bomb robot, which was VERY COOL – as well as a VERY heavy bomb suit (perhaps 80-100 lbs.?). A bomb suit, also known as a blast suit, is a heavy suit of body armor designed to withstand the pressure generated by a bomb and any fragments the bomb may produce.  The bomb suit was fun to look at and touch --- yet entirely sobering when you consider that an actual living person must put himself/herself within the confines of this undoubtedly oppressive and scorching ensemble while trying to disarm an explosive!  As an officer of the Bomb Squad, we want to thank Sgt. Williams for his wonderful and informative presentation, as well as applaud him for keeping our community/world safe. He and his colleagues put their very lives at risk for public safety --- so give a big THANK YOU to first responders and others serving and sacrificing for our country today!   #wearerotary #peopleofaction #rotaryconnectstheworld.