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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response

  • 27 Apr 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • virtual

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) invites you to participate in the New Mexico Tech University “Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response” training course hosted through Zoom. The HME course provides first responders with information on general explosive characteristics and hazards, homemade explosive precursor materials, homemade explosive manufacturing indicators, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components. Additionally, the course teaches first responders how to identify a homemade explosive laboratory and how to establish scene safety and security in such an incident. First responders are also presented information regarding community awareness and education programs related to homemade explosives. This information better prepares first responders to recognize hazards associated with homemade explosives during response operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize explosive physical characteristics and hazards.
  • Identify Homemade Explosive (HME) precursor materials and manufacturing equipment.
  • Identify Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components and manufacturing indicators.
  • Recognize Homemade Explosive (HME) laboratory indicators.
  • Identify scene safety and security procedures at a Homemade Explosive (HME) incident.

Recommended Audience

  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Law enforcement
  • Security personnel

Each student must have a FEMA Student ID (SID) to register. If you do not have a FEMA SID number, a SID number can be obtained by registering for one at

Registration link

There is no cost to participate in the training course. 

PO Box 460715, Papillion, NE 68046


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