Anti-Terrorism Awareness Training

Event Details

Shore Hotel is conducting a course provided by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. This is an “Awareness Level” course designed to communicate basic information concerning explosive and incendiary devices that could be used as terrorist weapons.  The course is comprised of classroom presentations designed to familiarize participants with commercial and military explosives, improvised explosive devices, and appropriate response procedures at the awareness level.

Course provides technical operations and awareness training for law enforcement, firefighters, security staff, medical personnel and other personnel who have a significant responsibility for providing a response to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents involving explosives and incendiary materials.


  • Understanding the Terrorist Threat
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • Safety Issues
  • Departmental or Agency Policies to Ensure Compliance with Local Requirements


  • Define key terms associated with terrorism.
  • Identify potential terrorist targets.
  • Identify major categories of terrorist groups, including their preferred tactics and targets.
  • Describe common pre-attack indicators.
  • Recall categories of explosives and recognize their common forms.
  • Recognize commonly available explosives, initiators, and blasting caps and recognize their common forms.
  • Identify indications that a bomb could be initiated.
  • Identify possible “booby-traps” and/or concealed devices.
  • Identify common characteristics of improvised explosive device (IED) packaging and concealment.
  • List priority actions, safety considerations, and the Awareness Level response required when responding to bomb threat incidents.
  • List six safety considerations when responding to an actual or potentially explosive incident.
  • Describe body injuries associated with an explosive blast.
  • Identify the hot, warm and cold zones within an established perimeter.
  • List six common components of a notification protocol.
  • Perform safely and effectively during incidents of terrorism involving energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries).
  • Understand the destructive potential of energetic materials that terrorists may use in a WMD incident.

Participants must be certified by their department as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical response personnel or be assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response to bombing incidents or be employed by a State or local government crisis-planning organization or civil defense organization, civil public works department or publicly owned utility, mutual-aid partners in crisis management, public or private health community, Red Cross and shelter operations, public school system, allied professionals (on a need-to-know basis), and other responding personnel with a need to know.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.

By email to
Please include name, organization/ department, and a contact phone number. Photo identification required at time of class.

All training and IRTB course materials are provided free of charge.

Shore Hotel 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA 90401.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate from New Mexico Tech.