2018 Schedule (2019 Coming Soon)
Note: Symposium format has changed; there will be no half day on Thursday, the event will end on Wednesday after the range activities.

Sunday         1600-1800    Attendee Registration / Trade Show
Monday       0700-2200    Registration / Opening Ceremony & Presentations / Trade Show / Meet & Greet Social
Tuesday       0800-2100    Presentations / Trade Show / Banquet
Wednesday 0745-1600     Range Day / Closing Address

Sun 10.21
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
Mon 10.22
Time Activity POC Location
0700-0800 Registration Pam Vaughan – TEES RP Funding Center
0810-0825 Welcome Address:
– Polk County Sheriff’s Office
 MC – John Cook, PCSO Ret – TEES Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Law Enforcement Personnel
Explosive Spallation Injury – Expert Witness Perspective
Christopher Cherry – Cherry Engineering Sikes K
 0830-0930 Breakout Session: Military / Government Personnel
Chris Cherry, Sr – Cherry Engineering
Keith Frakes
0900-1200  Vendor’s Range Activity (charge construction & rehearsals) Shane Foster -TEES PCSO Range
 0940-1035 Blast Pressure Issues – latest developments Dr Gary Kamimori – US Army
Walter Reed Hospital
Sikes K
 1045-1145 Operational Case Study Justin Barber – Houston PD, TX Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
 1300-1355 Blasting Cap Impact Studies Jeremy Borchardt – Dallas PD SWAT, TX Sikes K
 1405-1500 Operational Case Study Sgt Mike Ikemiyashiro – Unified PD, UT Sikes K
 1500-1730 Vendor Show / Refreshments / Door Prizes Vendors Sikes H
 1900-2200 Meet & Greet: Sponsored by
Snacks/ Refreshments / Corn Hole Tournament (prizes)
Pam Vaughan – TEES Hyatt Place
Tues 10.23
Time Activity POC Location
0830-0925 Breaching in Confined Spaces – Blast Pressure Hazards Jeff Levine- Med Eng 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 Matthew Renfro – Dallas PD, TX Sikes K
1045-1145 Breaching Security Doors Henrikki Runosalo – Finland National Police
Juhopekka Koivusilta – Finland Army
Sikes K
 1145-1300 Lunch – Meal Not Provided
1300-1355 Operational Case Study Matthew Thomas, Jason Follett – Little Rock PD, AR Sikes K
 1405-1500 Breaching & Beers – Round Table Discussion Chris Curran – FBI 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:
Breacher Awards / Raffles / Guest Speaker
Alan Brosnan – TEES Sikes K
Wed 10.24
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 Session
– Water tamped wall charges
– Robotic Breaching to support a tactical unit
– Facility construction to support a breaching program
– Quickie and chain saw gas and battery powered tools
Attendee can choose 2 subjects to rotate through (40 min per subject) Vendors remain available for visits and Q&A
Designers / owners
Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept
Alan Brosnan, Paul Reel – TEES
Shane Foster – TEES
PCSO Range
1410-1530 Range Activity

  • Advanced Door Breaching (barricades / grill / screen / metal pull doors
  • Cover Port & Wall Breaching
1530-1615 Closing Address – Buses Return to Hyatt Place Pam Vaughan – TEES Hyatt Place