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When there is a bomb threat, these men and women com to the rescue. You may have seen them portrayed in movies and cop shows, but bomb technicians and investigators actually live the drama you only watch on TV. And behind the scenes, scientific techniques are used to get to the bottom of an incident. Barney T. Villa has served on the Los Angeles County Arson Explosives Detail (AED) for 18 years. Now, also the International Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, Villa continues to be motivated by the noble challenge of his profession—protecting lives and communities. Here, Villa gives us a peek into what makes his job “tick.”