Awareness Level - Mobile Delivery

  • 8-hour, train-the-trainer course format
  • 0.8 Continuing education units

Course Description

This course is designed for all levels of first responders who may respond to or encounter a homemade explosives incident.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize and identify commercial precursors used in homemade explosives
  • Recognize the physical characteristics of commonly found homemade explosives
  • Recognize homemade explosive processing equipment, and Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and their components
  • Apply legal principles to determine probable cause and identify appropriate use of force options in suicide bombing incidents


  • 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
  • Picture ID, preferably one issued by their department, must be presented to instructors prior to the start of instruction


  • Any first responder who may encounter HME components during their work

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Course Application

Course Schedule

Contact your State Point of Contact or EMRTC to arrange a class in your area.