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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME): NMT

  • Middlesex County, NJ (map)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will be sponsoring an eight-hour training course titled: “Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response” (AWR-313). The course will be delivered by the Energetic Materials Research & Testing  Center (EMRTC) at New Mexico Tech (NMT), a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

This course is designed for all levels of first responders who may respond to or encounter a homemade explosives incident. Participants will be able to recognize and identify commercial precursors used in homemade explosives, recognize the physical characteristics of commonly found homemade explosives, recognize homemade explosive processing equipment, and Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and their components, apply legal principles to determine probable cause and identify appropriate use of force options in suicide bombing incidents.

Education Administration, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications.


Confirmation messages will be sent no later than one month from the scheduled delivery date. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please email Michael Urbanski at