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Course Description

PER-230-1 - Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) - Operations (Train-the-Trainer)

Reviewed/Updated 11/19/2013

Scope Statement
This course is designed to instill in participants a respect for the destructive potential and dangers associated with energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries) that could be used in a terrorist attack.
Based on research of basic training methods provided to first responders, it has been identified that insufficient information is being provided with regard to comprehending the threat of explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and incendiary devices. Most first responders are inexperienced with explosives and incendiaries and may be incapable of fully understanding the devastating effects of successful attacks using these materials. These deficiencies are addressed in classroom presentations and field exercises using actual explosive devices. Graduates of this program have a far better appreciation of the dangers posed by explosives after completing the training.

Target Audience
This course is designed for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and others who prepare for, or direct response to, terrorist incidents involving energetic materials and/or provide response training in their agencies and communities.

How this course is offered
Delivered at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, Socorro, New Mexico

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Prerequisites & Other Information:

The following prerequisites apply to personnel attending this course:

  • United States citizenship.
  • Actively employed or volunteer member of a first responder or emergency management agency.
  • Assignment or identification for assignment to a position responsible for conducting WMD training; developing plans, policies, procedures and tactics to govern response; providing specialized response support during WMD incidents; or coordinating initial response to a WMD incident
  • Sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return.
  • For personnel who desire trainer certification, completion of an instructor training program and/or documented experience as a trainer.
  • Required prerequisites must be verified by the participant’s department at the time of application. Participants must have a picture ID (preferably one issued by their department) for presentation to instructors prior to the start of instruction.


No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 32.00
Provider: New Mexico Tech
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Law Enforcement
Public Safety Communications
Public Works

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