The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) has several openings in its upcoming course “Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness” PDF 193 KB.
The course provides foundational knowledge on HME and common precursor materials. Participants will learn:
- How to define HME.
- How HME are used in an attack.
- How to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HME.
This is an hour-long course in the Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) program and is taught by a live instructor to students at remote locations. Information about the technology requirements to access the course are listed on the course flyer. Those interested may apply through the Center for Domestic Preparedness website.
The course is one of many in the OBP VILT catalog. OBP VILT courses support the DHS efforts to counter improvised explosive devices.
In addition to their virtual training, OBP offers on-site training around the country. The target audience for these courses includes first responders and emergency managers, not just law enforcement. These courses are on demand and focus on IEDs and bomb-making awareness.
Those interested in scheduling training or finding out what is being offered regionally should contact their local Protective Security Advisor or email the OBP at OBP@hq.dhs.gov for more information.