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Department of Homeland Security First Responder Training

U.S. Department of Homeland Security First Responder Training
Department of Homeland Security


The challenges facing the emergency responder community are evolving rapidly in today's security aware climate. EMRTC has been a leader in providing DHS approved training to qualified First Responders from all over the nation. EMRTC will continue to provide training to our nation's First Responders to help them effectively respond to events involving explosives.

Course Offerings

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB)
Prepares emergency responders to react effectively, work cooperatively, and apply countermeasures in any incident involving explosives.

Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI)
Provides senior state, tribal and local emergency responders with the knowledge and skills needed to develop policies for the prevention, interdiction, response, and mitigation of a suicide bombing attack.

Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI)
Online course for emergency responders and school staff that addresses the issues involved in formulating safe and effective response plans for school bomb incidents.

Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA)
ILERSBA was developed with support and cooperation from the Department of Homeland Security, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and New Mexico Tech to provide front line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack (person-borne or vehicle-borne) or a non-suicide attack involving a vehicle-borne device.

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Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI)
New Mexico Tech and The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate have developed courses as part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium's curricula to improve the abilities of jurisdictions to combat domestic terrorism. The courses provide training to first responders at the awareness, operations, technician, or incident command levels. Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents an operations level course, is one of several taught by New Mexico Tech (NMT) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and funded by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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State Point of Contact

Each State Point of Contact (SPOC) is responsible for coordinating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training. An applicant's SPOC must review and approve his/her application for the Operational Level course before being submitted to EMRTC.

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About our Instructors

Course instructors are recognized worldwide as top explosives and WMD experts. Each has had front-line experience with a major WMD incident. Most instructors also

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Member

National Domestic Preparedness CouncilNew Mexico Tech/EMRTC is a proud member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium. The NDPC is a professional alliance sponsored through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate to provide high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories.

The NDPC supports the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security by providing emergency response training. The training is:

EMRTC is the lead NDPC partner for explosives and firearms, live explosives, and incendiary devices training.

Other NDPC Members

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