Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents
This course addresses medical preparedness for and response to blast effects through a combination of
lectures, small group activities and tabletop participant exercises. Participants completing this course will gain
an enhanced understanding and awareness of issues and considerations relating to bombing incidents.
Content areas include identification of targets, explosives characteristics, pre-attack indicators, pre- and postdetonation response, bombing injuries, security, and resource management. This course represents a cooperative effort between New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (NMT/EMRTC) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.
Course Length: 16 hours
Course Manager: New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in cooperation with Texas Engineering Extension Service
Course Timeline: Two days (16 hours) Continuing Education Hours: This continuing education activity is approved by the Emergency
Nurses Association(ENA) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and IACET for 1.6 CEUs.
Registration Information: This course is now full but a wait list has been established. Please contact Fred Moore, LaSalle County EMA at 815/433-5622 to be added to the wait list.
Prerequisite: None, although familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of FEMA independent study courses IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 (or their equivalents) is recommended.
Target Audience/Discipline: Nurses, Physicians, Emergency Room Personnel, Trauma Surgeons, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Personnel, Emergency Managers and Hospital Administrators.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.