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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition and Response

The HME course will provide first responders with the knowledge to recognize and report the presence of the HME’s as well as the precursors and facilities where HME’s are fabricated. The program includes instructions and training on Explosives Characteristics and Hazards, recognition of a wide variety of HME precursors, recognition of HME manufacturing and IED production, HME scene safety and security, and community awareness and education on HME’s.

Course Length: 7 hours

Course Manager: NMT

Course Timeline: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Registration Information: Contact Michele Watson at 217-328-3800 or for a registration form.


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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.




Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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