2019 Schedule
Note: Symposium format has changed; there will be no half day on Thursday, the event will end on Wednesday after the range activities.

Sun        1600-1800    Attendee Registration / Trade Show
Mon       0700-2200    Registration / Opening Ceremony & Presentations / Trade Show / Meet & Greet Social
Tues      0800-2100    Presentations / Trade Show / Banquet
Wed      0745-1600     Range Day / Closing Address

Sun 10.27
Time Activity POC Location
1000-1300 Vendor’s Range Activity (charge construction & rehearsals) Shane Foster  -TEES PCSO Range
1200-1600 Vendor Registration / Set-Up International Breachers Group (IBG) RP Funding Center
1600-1800 Attendee Registration Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center
1600-1800 Vendor Show / Refreshments IBG Sikes H
1800-1820 Brief for Vendors demonstrating on range day (Wednesday) TEES Sikes K
1900-2130 Vendor Appreciation Night TBA
Mon 10.28
Time Activity POC Location
0700-0800 Registration Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center
0810-0825 Welcome Address:
– Polk County Sheriff’s Office
 MC – Lt. John Cook, PCSO (Retired) Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Law Enforcement Personnel
Explosive Spallation Injury – Expert Witness Perspective
Alan Brosnan – TEES
Paul Butler – PCSO
Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Military / Government Personnel
Dr Isabelle Vallee – Canadian Defence Force Sikes I
0900-1200  Vendor’s Range Activity (charge construction & rehearsals) Shane Foster -TEES PCSO Range
 0940-1035 Blast Pressure Issues – latest developments Dr Gary Kamamori – US Army
Walter Reed Hospital
Sikes K
 1045-1145 Operational Case Study Jeremy Borchardt – Dallas PD SWAT Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
 1300-1355 TBD Chris & Christopher Cherry – Cherry Engineering Sikes K
 1405-1500 Operational Case Study Chris Ennis – Delaware State Police Sikes K
 1500-1730 Vendor Show / Refreshments / Door Prizes Vendors Sikes H
 1900-2200 Meet & Greet Sponsored by SAN Ltd
Snacks/ Refreshments / Corn Hole Tournament (prizes)
Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center
Tues 10.29
Time Activity POC Location
0830-0925 NZ Police Sikes K
Vendors – Final rehearsals at range with SWAT demo teams
Opening Demo Rehearsal
Shane Foster – TEES
PCSO Range
0935-1035 Operational Case Study – Hostage Rescue Mission Mark Michaels – Dallas PD SWAT Sikes K
1045-1145 The Adequacy of hearing protection in the
breaching environment – UK perspective
Jim Clements – Defence Academy of the UK Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
1300-1355 Operational Case Study – Barricaded Suspect and High
Risk Warrant Service Missions
Lt Yousef Sansour – Guilford County SO, SC Sikes K
 1405-1500 Israel – Current breaching methodology Ran Nakash – SAN Ltd Sikes K
1500-1505 Range Brief Alan Brosnan – TEES Sikes K
1505-1730 Vendor Show/Refreshments/Door Prizes
Vendors break down booths at 1730
Vendors Sikes H
1830-2100 Dinner Banquet – Meal Provided
Sponsored by: Combined Tactical Systems
Breacher Awards / Raffles / Guest Speaker
Alan Brosnan – TEES Sikes K
Wed 10.30
Time Activity POC Location
0745-0830 Buses Move to Range – No attendee POV’s permitted at range, buses are provided Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center
0830-1130 Range Day Sponsored by:

  • Opening Demonstration
  • Wood & Metal Door Breaching – Core Charges
  • Vendor Breakout Sessions (hands on for attendees)
MC Max Joseph – TEES
– Safety brief
– Range orientation
PCSO Range


1130-1230 Lunch – Meal Provided Pam Vaughan – TEES PCSO Range
1230-1400 Round Robin Training Sessions

  • Water tamped wall charges
  • Robotic breaching to support a tactical unit
  • The facts about the fire hose charge
  • Quickie and chain saw gas & battery powered tools
  • Breach Pen Instructor Qualification Course

Attendees can choose two subjects to rotate through (40 min per subject)
also vendors will be available for visits and Q&A


Products Designers
EOD Tampa PD
Jim Clements
TEES / Oak Grove
Brian Cole



PCSO Range
1410-1530 Range Activity:

  • Advanced Door Breaching (barricades / grill / screen /metal pull doors)
  • Cover Port & Wall Breaching
1530-1615 Buses Return to RP Funding Center Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center