Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) courses provide general, awareness-level counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) information to a broad audience, led by a live instructor via an on-line virtual training platform. Perfect for participants with time and travel constraints, VILTs can be taken as stand-alone courses and also serve as recommended prerequisites for many of the instructor-led courses provided by the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP). These courses are free-of-charge.

 

The Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items for Bombing Prevention Awareness course provides participants with a foundation of potential suspicious behaviors and activities related to terrorist or criminal activities. This course also highlights what to do when encountering an unattended or suspicious items and to whom to report it.

 

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  • Suspicious items
  • Foundation of potential suspicious behaviors
  • Bombing Prevention Awareness
The Protective Measures Awareness course introduces how to identify and mitigate facility security gaps. This course provides foundational knowledge about risk management and the three rings of security: physical, procedural/technical, and intelligence protective measures.

 

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  • Identify and mitigate facility security gaps
  • Risk management
  • Three rings of security
The Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness course provides foundational knowledge on HME and common precursor materials. Participants will learn how to define HME and how it is used in an attack. In addition, participants will learn how to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HME.

 

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  • Identify common precursor chemicals
  • Define HME
  • Identify materials used to make HME
The Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle course introduces common steps involved in planning and executing terrorist attacks. This course provides participants with the understanding of how to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate attacks that use IEDs against people.

 

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  • Prevent IED attacks
  • Protect against IED attacks
  • Respond to IED attacks
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Explosive Effects Mitigation course introduces the effects of an explosive detonation. It details the difference between blast, thermal/incendiary, and fragmentation effects, and describes the consequences on various targets. In addition, participants will learn about security measures and best practices that can help can prevent or mitigate explosive effects.

 

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  • Blast Analysis
  • Thermal/Incendiary Analysis
  • Fragmentation effects

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Construction and Classification awareness level course provides an overview of the various components required for IED production. The course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about the construction and classification of IEDs, including their function, components, classifications, and how they are constructed.

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  • Classification IEDs
  • Components
  • IED Production