Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) Awareness-Level Training
The materials for this training course are provided by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center. This is a Department of Homeland Security certified “Awareness Level” course designed to communicate basic information concerning explosive and incendiary devices that could be used as terrorist weapons.
The course is comprised of classroom presentations designed to familiarize participants with commercial and military explosives, improvised explosive devices, and appropriate response procedures at the awareness level. This course does not train participants how to handle explosives or explosive materials. Only trained EOD specialists and bomb technicians should ever touch or handle explosives.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Perform safely and effectively during incidents of terrorism involving energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries); and
Understand the destructive potential of energetic materials that terrorists may use in a WMD incident.
Participants must be certified by their department as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical response personnel or be assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response to bombing incidents or be employed by a State or local government crisis-planning organization or civil defense organization, civil public works department or publicly owned utility, mutual-aid partners in crisis management, public or private health community, Red Cross and shelter operations, public school system, allied professionals (on a need-to-know basis), and other responding personnel with a need to know.
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for a wide variety of participants, including but not limited to: