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The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division  would like to make the Connecticut law enforcement community aware of the training opportunities that are listed below. 

These courses are residential courses conducted at New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in Socorro, New Mexico.  Tuition, travel and per diem are paid by New Mexico Tech. 

1.  Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings 

The IRTB course provides first responders with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely respond to terrorist incidents involving explosives. The IRTB course focuses on first responder health and safety by addressing personal protection issues that arise when responding to terror incidents involving commercial and homemade explosive. Additionally, the course includes information on the recognition of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); terrorist organizations, both foreign and domestic; and lessons learned from past terrorist incidents. This information better prepares first responders to safely recognize and respond to terrorist bombing threats.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the history and current threat of terrorist bombings to the United States and its communities by domestic and international terrorist groups.
  • Identify explosive physical blast effects and hazard mitigation techniques for personal protection.
  • Identify Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their components.
  • Identify tactics and techniques used by terrorists to conduct attacks using explosives.
  • Identify personal protection considerations for a safe response to a pre-blast and post-blast bombing incident.
  • Identify response priorities and procedures during a post-blast incident for the initial incident response.

2.  Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents 

The PRSBI course focuses on understanding the history and threat of suicide bombing to the United States as well as suicide bomber methodologies. The course guides first responders through the Nine Phases of a Bombing Incident as they relate to suicide bombers (beginning with bomber recruitment) with interdiction opportunities presented at every phase. First responders are provided with information on Suicide Bomber Improvised Explosive Devices (SBIEDs), SBIED component recognition, and delivery methods. Additionally, first responders are presented with the tools to recognize a suicide bombing threat and countermeasure planning tools to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of such an attack. This information enables first responders to return to their organizations and maximize efforts and planning for suicide bombing threats.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the history and threat of suicide bombing to the United States.
  • Identify Suicide Bomber Improvised Explosive Devices (SBIEDs), SBIED components, and SBIED delivery methods.
  • Recognize the Nine Phases of a Bombing Attack as they relate to suicide bombers and the interdiction opportunities associated with each phase.
  • Identify suicide bomber attack methodologies and strategies.
  • Recognize the role intelligence and community outreach programs play in threat mitigation.
  • Identify suicide bomber countermeasures to prevent or mitigate a suicide bombing attack. 

Applications, available at http://www.emrtc.nmt.edu/training/prsbiapplication.php must be submitted through the State of Connecticut’s POC, Robert Christ of DESPP/HS.  His contact information is Robert.christ@ct.gov and 860-685-8201. 

Any additional questions please contact Timothy Coon, Director Field Services, timothy.coon@ct.gov and 203-427-2625. 

Training on the Web:  www.CT.GOV/POST