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FBI Cincinnati Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop

April 24, 2013 in Butler County

The Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in coordination with Butler County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, is holding a Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop. This workshop is similar to the past two CIOWs held in May, 2012 (Butler County, Ohio) and August, 2011 (Columbus, Ohio). 

April’s workshop will be held on April 24, 2013 at the Butler Tech Public Safety Education Complex, located at 5140 Princeton-Glendale Road, Liberty Township, Ohio 45011.Workshop registration/sign-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the day’s activities will end at the Butler County Sheriff’s Explosive Range at approximately 3 p.m.

There is no cost for this workshop, however, space is limited to the first 50 people to sign up by April 22 – see below for RSVP instructions. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Law Enforcement
  • First Responders
  • Representatives from the Chemical Industry
  • Academia

Scope of the CIOW:

The CIOW workshop is part of the FBI’s National Improvised Explosive Familiarization initiative, designed to raise the awareness of the use of common chemicals to produce improvised explosives.

The classroom portion of this training will be held at Butler Tech, and will begin with morning briefings focusing on FBI initiatives, capabilities/investigations and the chemical threat. After a networking/coffee break, FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician will provide a brief on Explosives and associated Improvised Explosive Devices.

The afternoon will consist of a short field trip to the Butler County explosives range for a live demonstration of various explosives and IEDs, most of which can be mixed using common household chemicals. This demonstration is designed to underscore the potential danger of these chemicals, both in the hands of criminals and terrorists; as well as amateur experimenters.

Awareness materials will be provided for CIOW participants to use within their agency or industry to promote security.

To attend, RSVP by April 22 to Rick Maier at or 513-979-8307 with the following information:

  • Name(s)
  • Agency/Company Name
  • Email address(s)
  • Phone number(s)