EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2011.13

Regional Bomb Squad Readiness and Coordination

A. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) within the Maryland Department of State Police, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the Governorís Office of Homeland Security (GOHS) shall continue to coordinate with the Stateís federally accredited local bomb squads in order to provide safe, immediate, and effective responses to bomb threats throughout all regions of the State.

B. In their coordination with the Stateís accredited local bomb squads, the OSFM, MEMA and GOHS shall focus on establishing and promoting:

(1) Mutual aid among Marylandís accredited bomb squads to ensue effective bomb squad response statewide;

(2) A regional response plan to ensure bomb squad readiness and coordination throughout the State;

(3) Joint training exercises across jurisdictions and disciplines, including law enforcement; and

(4) Mechanisms for sharing and analyzing performance data.

Effective Date: August 9, 2011