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Course Description

PER-233 - Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (MPRBI)

Through analysis of a jurisdictional event, course participants receive a combination of traditional didactic and facilitated instructional techniques designed to equip first responders and first receivers with the knowledge necessary to enhance the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of an integrated jurisdictional medical response and subsequent clinical care following a bombing incident. This course is delivered concurrently with MGT-348 and is facilitated by instructors possessing expertise in both medical operations and explosives. Participants of the combined PER-233/MGT-348 will be assigned to the appropriate course based on their current duty responsibilities or emergency management/response roles within their respective organization.

This course represents a cooperative effort between the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) and the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), which is operated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, a member of The Texas A&M University System.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how to apply the lessons learned from actual bomb incidents to help prevent and/or respond to a possible local bombing incident.

  • Identify and explain the threats posed by terrorists’ use of explosives against U.S. domestic targets.

  • Identify commonly used explosives.

  • Recognize and identify indicators of an imminent or future attack.

  • Recognize bombing injuries and identify appropriate treatment.

  • Perform patient triage throughout bombing incident response, and engage in bomb-related exercises involving triage.

  • Safely conduct appropriate preventive, preparatory, and response actions during both the pre- and post-detonation periods of a bombing incident.

  • Take appropriate tactical and operational issues into consideration when planning for response to both pre- and post-detonation bombing incidents.

  • Demonstrate their understanding of key response issues to a major bombing incident.

How this course is offered:
Offered onsite at a location specified by the requesting jurisdiction.  To request this course, you must contact

Prerequisites & Other Information:
The following training is expected of personnel attending this course: Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of FEMA independent study courses IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 (or their equivalents).

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: New Mexico Tech
Sponsor: N/A
Disciplines: Public Health
Emergency Management
Fire Service
Government Administration
Emergency Medical Service
Health Care
Public Works
Law Enforcement

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