The FBI and DHS are warning state and local partners to be on the alert for suicide bombers using large vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (LVBIED) and man-portable/hand-carried IEDs. Managing the Threat of Suicide Bombers and Improvised Explosive Devices - based on U.S. and international case studies - is designed for experienced government and security personnel to provide you with critical information about the motivation, training, equipment, techniques and operational methods used by terrorist bombers, with particular attention to the suicide bomber. In addition, you will learn about other terrorism counter-measures, including how to prepare an effective bomb threat and bombing response plan.

This workshop will provide you with background on the different bombing methods employed by different terror groups, assist you with detection techniques for Suicide Terrorists, help you to understand what an effective protective policy might look like, and give considerable detail about attempted and actual incidents that have occurred in the United States and overseas. It will also teach you how to conduct building and vehicle searches and evacuations, mitigate bombing attacks and understand the sources, costs and evaluation of physical security enhancements.

This workshop is not only designed for local, state and federal agencies dealing with today's security concerns, but will also be of extreme value if you are a security manager for a government building, school or corporate headquarters. By gaining an understanding of who the terrorists are, how they gather intelligence and operate, the nature of explosive devices, and how the devices may be detected, you will be able to work more closely with your security staff and local agencies to mitigate or prevent disasters.

What You Will Learn:

  • Overview of terrorist bombings in the U.S. with current statistics and trends
  • Intro to Explosives, Explosive Effects, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • Concealment techniques and methods of operation
  • Rationale, recruitment, training and methods of operation of suicide bombers
  • How to respond to suicide bombers, combined attacks and secondary devices
  • How to prepare an effective bombing response and bomb threat plan

You will see specific incident photographs and videos of actual post-attack scenes and footage shot by terrorists detailing bomb-making instructions. Mock suicide terrorist explosive devices ranging from a "shoe bomb" to suicide vests will be used during the workshop to illustrate various teaching points.

NOTE - this course is only taught to US Government personnel



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