This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event. This interactive, instructor-facilitated program employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects. Breakout sessions address considerations and concerns specific both to medical responders and emergency planners.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and to create a to-do list of items they don’t have the answers to, so they have a list of tasks to address when they return to their jurisdiction.
None. Recommend familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of FEMA independent study courses IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 (or their equivalents).
Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). For more information about NIMS and ICS, see the FEMA independent study courses IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 (or their equivalents).
TopicsTerrorism target identification+Types of terrorism+Explosive characteristics and behaviors+Homemade explosives+Pre-attack indicators+Blast injuries types and treatment+Mass casualty triage+Pre- and post-detonation response+Planning considerations+Command considerations+Understanding local/state/federal resources+Case studies+Integrated tabletop exercise
Disciplines include, but are not limited to:
- Fire Services
- Law Enforcement (federal, state, local, county)
- SWAT team members
- Tactical Medics
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Hospital personnel
- Emergency management organizations
- Emergency managers and planners
- Emergency planners
- City, county, state, and federal medical
- County Medical
- State Medical
- Federal Medical
- Private Industry
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsGSA contract number: GS-02F-0003P. GSA customers, to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 878-8900.+GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact email@example.com or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (866) 878-8900
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
This course is taught in partnership with the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) at New Mexico Tech.