Golden West Humanitarian Foundation | Unexploded Ordnance

Operational impact

Golden West works with civilian, police and militaries around the world to improve safety and efficiency in bomb disposal and the management of arms and ammunition. 

Explosive harvesting program

Golden West’s Explosive Harvesting Program (EHP) a grant-based operation provided by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) and the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program (HDR&D) with an overall goal to produce high-quality main charge explosives, in Cambodia, for use in humanitarian mine action operations.

Quick reaction force

The Quick Reaction Force (QRF) is a team of civilian EOD technical experts that serve as PM/WRA’s first responders to unexpected CWD-related emergencies across the globe, including munitions depot explosions, ammunition depots at risk of imminent explosion, and ERW that pose significant threats to civilians. These situations require immediate action to secure or dispose of poorly-secured or unstable munitions, prevent loss of life, protect critical infrastructure, and conduct needs assessments for further CWD activities. The QRF can begin to respond to these threats worldwide in as few as 48 hours.