Web-Based Independent Study Training (IST)

Independent Study Training (IST) 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 available on TRIPwire under Counter-IED Training or through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and are offered free-of-charge. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for Independent Study Training Courses.

 

IED Awareness and Safety Procedures (AWR-341)

Website: AWR-341 Registration
Audience: Public and private sector emergency management representatives
Course Length: 60 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness and Safety 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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the IED Awareness and Safety Procedures Course.

Homemade Explosives and Precursor Awareness for Public Safety (AWR-349)

Website: AWR-349 Registration
Audience: Law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other public safety personnel
Course Length: 60 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: 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. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Homemade Explosives and Precursor Chemicals Awareness for Public Safety Course.

Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response (AWR-903)

Website: AWR-903 Registration
Audience: Critical infrastructure owners and operators, public safety officers, emergency mangers, security officers, law enforcement officials, private sector security professionals
Course Length: 60 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: 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 bomb incidents to familiarize participants with the steps necessary to prepare for and respond to a bomb threat. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Bomb Threat Preparedness and Response Course.

Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role (AWR-911)

Website: AWR-911 Registration
Audience: General public, public safety dispatchers, law enforcement officers, fire and emergency medical technicians, and fusion center analysts
Course Length: 40 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role course uses an immersive, graphic novel style storytelling approach to educate and empower community members on how to identify and report suspicious activity and purchasing behaviors related to bomb-making materials. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Bomb-Making Materials Awareness: Your Role Course.

Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training (AWR-921)

Website: AWR-921 Registration
Audience: Beauty supply stores, home improvement stores, online retailers, pool supply retailers, and other retailers
Course Length: 35 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training course teaches participants how to recognize suspicious purchasing behaviors in a retail setting that might indicate Bomb-Making activity and what to do when a suspicious incident occurs. Download a printer-friendly fact sheet for the Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training Course.

IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards

Website: FEMA EMI IS-912: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards
Audience: Public and private sector emergency management representatives
Course Length: 60 minutes
Prerequisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to make persons involved in commercial retail operations aware of the actions they can take to identify and report suspicious purchases or thefts of products that actors could use in terrorist or other criminal activities.

IS-914 Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do

Website: FEMA EMI IS-914: Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
Audience: Public and private sector emergency management representatives
Course Length: 60 minutes
Prerequisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to make critical infrastructure employees and service providers aware of actions they can take to detect and report suspicious activities associated with adversarial surveillance.

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Explosive Precursors Point of Sale Training

Website: NSI Training Website
Audience: Commercial retail and sales personnel
Course Length: 60 minutes
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Description: Available from the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI), this interactive course instructs sales personnel involved at the point of sale on behaviors and indicators that are reasonably indicative of potential terrorist and/or criminal bomb-making activity; how and where to report suspicious activity; and how to protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties when documenting information. It also instructs personnel of the types of suspicious activity that might be observed during their daily duties.