IDNR Explosives Safety, Recognition and Handling Course, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

IDNR Explosives Safety, Recognition and Handling Course, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

04-09-2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

IDNR Explosives Safety, Recognition and Handling Course

  Class will meet at CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar Hall P101, Peoria

Enrollment Deadline: April 1, 2024

Course Size:  Minimum – 15  Maximum – 64

Course Objective

This is a one-day 8-hour class being provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, OMM-Explosives and Agg. Division. The class will provide hands on education with recognizing the different types of high/low explosives and their requirements at both the State of Illinois level, as well as the BATFE (Federal) level. In addition to general explosive recognition, the specifics and differences of consumer fireworks (1.4) vs. professional grade fireworks (1.3G) and the laws that pertain to them will be discussed in great detail. Each individual who attends the class and passes the exam will receive an IL IDNR Individual Explosives License, to be used in association with their law enforcement duties.

 This class is being provided by the IDNR to help educate law enforcement and to provide direct assistance, on scene, when dealing with explosive situations. The IDNR regulates/ investigates high and low explosives including 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.5. Too many times law enforcement does not have the education to know how to identify an explosive and/or if a bomb squad needs to be called. Bomb Squads, Explosives Breaching SWAT Teams, and BOMB Dog Handlers already possess the IL Individual Explosives License. The IDNR must be notified immediately upon any recovery of a regulated explosive and/or device to pursue the information necessary for enforcement.

Course Content

Topics discussed are:

Illinois Explosives Act

Explosive Storage Requirements-Law Enforcement and Non-Law Enforcement

Explosives Safety/Recognition/Handling (m-devices, homemade sticks, etc.)

Fireworks- 1.3G low explosives (professional fireworks) vs 1.4 low explosives

Enforcement of 1.3G vs. 1.4 and their requirements

 About the Instructor:

Mr. Lacey is currently a Blasting Specialist/Inspector/Investigator for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He has been with the Department for five years and inspects/investigates all explosive storage facilities (Law enforcement and Non-Law Enforcement), explosives accidents, explosives incidents, and performs random checks/investigations on both licensed and unlicensed individuals.

He has a licensed, certified or instructs the following:

Illinois Licensed Surface Aggregate Blaster

Illinois Certified Surface Coal Blaster

Illinois Individual Explosive License Holder

Dyno Nobel

Buckley Powder Company

Instructor of the IIDNR’s Individual explosive Licensing program for the Central Illinois Region

Instructor of the IDNR’s Surface Aggregate Blasting License program

Instructor of the IDNR’s Surface Coal Blasting Certification program.

Operator of seismograph machines for recording detonation of explosives

Explosives identification/regulation for investigation’s

Conduct investigations into explosive/blasting incidents.

Investigate anonymous explosives information provided to the IDNR

Inspection of certified explosives storage magazines


Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: 3 hours Legal Updates, 2 hours Procedural Justice

IDNR Explosives Safety, Recognition and Handling Course, CIPTC, Peoria, IL