Technical/Operations Level

  • Four-day, 36.5-hour, train-the-trainer course format
  • 3.6 Continuing education units

Course Description

This is a performance/operations level resident course designed to provide training necessary to develop plans, policies, and procedures to prevent and respond to suicide bombing incidents in participants jurisdictions. The course offers a unique blend of classroom presentations, field laboratories, case studies, and performance exercises. It addresses, in detail, the issues required to be addressed in a jurisdiction’s plans to deal with the suicide bombing threat.

Course Objectives

  • Develop plans, policies, and procedures required for safe and effective prevention and response
  • Identify equipment required for detection and response
  • Identify appropriate training and conduct basic awareness level training for their agencies
  • Identify exercise requirements to support agency-wide and multi-agency preparation


  • 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


  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety Communications

Note: Participants who pass the course final with a minimum score of 70 percent are certified as trainers and may earn academic credits from New Mexico Tech. Students interested in obtaining undergraduate or graduate level credit for the IRTB or PRSBI course should contact Leslie Griego at 575.835.5595 or 1-866-476-9433, or email

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Course Application

Course Schedule

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