Explosive ordnance disposal
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) in Estonia is performed by regional
Bomb Squads of the EOD Centre. Everyday operations are aimed at limiting access to and decreasing threats of explosives.
Main threat caused by explosive ordnance in Estonia is forgotten or unexploded ammunition of World Wars I and II. It was only in 2007 that the Bomb Squads had found and rendered harmless more than 6000 dangerously explosive shells, mines, bombs, grenades etc. Bomb technicians of the EOD Centre are on 24h standby to respond to any suspicious find. Due to their professional skills, comprehensive
training and top quality equipment, they find and neutralize numerous explosive objects and thus prevent harm to people and property.
In addition to the EOD tasks, the Centre and the Bomb Squads have also capacities in response to chemical threats; their specialists perform life-saving diving and handle sniffer dogs.