About 1st Line Defense

Our experienced professionals delivers world-class Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) solutions and an unparalleled level of service to companies, government agencies and NGO’s around the globe.

In Our DNA: A Passion for UXO Assesment, Mitigation, and Management

1st Line Defense was founded by Brett Kinsman, an ex-military UXO professional who served for 12 years as a bomb disposal engineer in the British Army.

His various roles saw him working as a Section Commander in Iraq, Search Team Commander in support of Special Forces for Maritime Counter Terrorism, Team Commander in Northern Ireland, Bomb Disposal in the Falklands, Bomb Disposal Section Commander on special Nuclear, Biological and Chemical duties and Section Commander carrying out disposal of WWI and WWII German bombs found in the UK.

After leaving the Army, Brett worked for several commercial UXO companies in the UK before setting up his own venture. Brett’s passion, dedication and expertise has led to the development of one of the largest UXO specialist contractors in the UK.

With the legacy of WWII German bombing, and contamination from current and historic military sites, defensive positions, airfields, training areas and ranges, the European construction industry faces similar issues to developers and government agencies around the world. Where UXO contamination is a problem, our company can help. Our clients include housing developers, construction companies, utility providers, ground investigation companies, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

The aim of 1st Line Defense LLC is to utilize the expertise and technologies gained working commercially in Europe and around the world to assist in helping to resolve similar issues of UXO contamination in the US. By combining our years of experience with the expert knowledge and skills of dedicated US munitions experts and engineers, we hope to assist in returning contaminated land across the United States to communities for its safe use and enjoyment for generations to come.

From our operations base in Florida, we specialize in providing a range of services to detect, avoid, clear or dispose of UXO and MEC.

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Notes from the trenches

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