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

  • Bergen County, NJ (map)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is sponsoring an eight hour training program titled: "Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response" (HME) which will be instructed 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.

For questions or registration, please email the point of contact Michael Urbanski at or call 609-588-2128.