Home Made Explosives Awareness Course

The intent of this course is to fill the gap in knowledge which exists between trained EOD operators/Bomb Technicians, and first responders. An awareness of homemade explosives (HME) and Improvised Explosive Devices) IED's is critical for first responders, as they are often the first ones to encounter the threat of such substances and devices. The course is designed to promote awareness, in order to enable early recognition and an appropriate response by the discoverer of HME mixtures, precursor chemicals, IED's, or IED components.

As a part of the course, participants will get to handle inert HME mixture samples. Additionally, mock IED's with a variety of switches will be demonstrated in order to enhance the hands-on learning of participants. Finally, participants will get to view a mock HME lab, to give them an idea of what equipment might be found on site.


  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Works
  • Public Health
  • Haxardous Materials

Course Length

  • 8 Hours

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