Web-Based Independent Studies

These web-based courses are self-paced and designed for a broad audience to provide general awareness-level, counter-IED information to public and private sector partners to enhance awareness and response to IED threats. These courses are offered free-of-charge.

The Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response course is an online independent study training. It uses interactive exercises and case histories of what actually happened during bombing incidents to familiarize participants with the steps necessary to prepare for and respond to a bomb threat.

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  • Interactive Exercises
  • Case histories
  • Respond to a bomb threat

The Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness course provides participants with a foundational understanding of HME and common precursor materials. Participants will define HME, explore the considerations involved in a decision by perpetrators to use HME as the explosive for an attack, and will learn to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HME.

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  • Define HME
  • Identify common precursor chemicals
  • Materials used to make HME

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness and Security Procedures course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about IEDs and proper safety precautions and procedures for reacting and responding to unattended and suspicious items.

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  • Homemade Pipe Bomb
  • Safety Precautions
  • Suspicious Items