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ATF Explosives Industry Newsletter Masthead

Second
Quarter 2002 (issued August 2002)

Editor,
Gene Baker

Arson
& Explosives Programs Division (AEPD)

Acting Division Chief
-
Phil
Horbert

Public
Safety Branch (PSB)

Branch Chief

-
Gail
Hosey Davis

Arson
& Explosives National Repository Branch (AENRB)

Branch Chief
-
John
Spurgeon

Canine
Operations Branch (COB)

Branch Chief

-
Rhonda
Trahern

Explosives
Technology Branch (ETB)

Branch Chief

-
Mark
Murray

Violent
Offender Branch (VOB)

Branch Chief

- Mark Siebert

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CHANGES
IN THE A & E DIVISION

Former
Arson & Explosives Program Division Chief Guy Hummel has been
promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Director, Field Operations,
for the Central Region. Guy's 2-year tour as the Division Chief
saw many significant changes within the division, as well as in
the area of enforcing the provisions of the Federal explosives
law, especially since September 11th. Deputy Division Chief Phil
Horbert has assumed the role of Acting Division Chief pending
the arrival of Seattle Division Director Carson W. Carroll, who
was recently named as the new Division Chief.

Carson
is a graduate of the University of California Irvine with a degree
in Biology. Carson began his career with ATF as a special agent
in Los Angeles.

While
in Los Angeles, he became a first-line supervisor and also the
Special Response Team leader. He then moved on to become the Special-Agent-in-Charge
(SAC) of the Tactical Response Branch in ATF Headquarters, and
later served as the SAC of the Critical Incident Management Branch.
In January 1999, Carson became the Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge
(ASAC) in the Seattle Field Division and was later promoted to
the position of Division Director/Special Agent-in-Charge for
the Seattle Field Division, his current position.

Carson
said that he is honored to be assuming leadership of such an outstanding
Division. He firmly believes that ATF has the best Federal arson
and explosives programs in the nation, and that ATF's National
Response Team is second to none. Carson brings a great deal of
arson and explosives experience to his new position. National
security issues will be one of Carson's utmost concerns, and he
is looking forward to working closely with the explosives industry
to further that mission.

PROPER
STORAGE AND SAFETY

Shots
fired at abandoned booster results in injuries

In
April of this year, two juveniles near Anson, Texas, found a pentolite
cast booster inside an old abandoned barn. The juveniles fired
at the booster with a .22 caliber handgun, which caused the booster
to detonate, injuring both of them. ATF and State agents called
to the scene subsequently discovered a second booster in the barn.
This incident dramatically demonstrates the importance of maintaining
proper storage and security over all explosive materials, and
especially the need for storing bullet sensitive high explosives
in magazines meeting the bullet resistance standards contained
in the Federal explosive regulations. If you have any

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FOR A SOUND AND SAFER AMERICA

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