Prevention & Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) 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, specifically the suicide bombing threat.
The course includes steps that individual emergency responders can take in order to recognize the pre-attack indicators and assist in the prevention of suicide bombings and safely and effectively respond to a suicide bombing once it has occurred. It also familiarizes students with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials typically used in suicide bombings.
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:
Define suicide terrorism; differentiate between the three types of suicide bombing attacks; identify potential targets of suicide bombings; and recognize the nine phases of a suicide bombing attack
Summarize sources of protective counter terrorist information and how to use the information to determine pre-attack indicators of a suicide bombing attack
Describe safety issues that apply to the prevention of, and response to, a suicide bombing 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 assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response to suicide bombing incidents 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: