Incident Response to Terrorism Bombing

Department of Homeland Security will be offering an IRTB class at the Christiansburg Rescue Squad on March 14th.  Information from the course coordinators is as follows:

Participants will be able to identify Commercial and military explosives, Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Readily available explosive formulations that terrorists have or could use.

The course will cover:

Course Introduction describes course background, purpose, content, manner of presentation and standards of behavior in the classroom, on the ranges and in the community.

Terrorism and Energetic Materials identifies potential terrorist bombing targets and describes pre-attack indicators and tactics and techniques likely to be used during attacks on those targets.

Introduction to Energetic Materials describes components, interactions and physical phenomena associated with explosive events.

Recognition of Energetic Materials, Devices and Device Components recognizes explosive and incendiary materials, devices and device components.

Responding to Pre-detonation Incidents specifies actions required to direct and participate in a safe and effective response to pre-detonation incidents.

Responding to Post-detonation Incidents specifies actions required to direct and participate in a safe and effective response to a post-detonation incident.

Responding to Special Situations describes how to adjust normal response policies, procedures and tactics during special situations to produce safe and effective operational responses.

Case Study covers recent Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents and lessons learned from the responding agencies.

NSPA is not involved in this course but wanted to make the information available to our audience.

For more details, contact lindsadavis@gmail.com.