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Training Announcement: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings


February 23, 2012


Maine Emergency Management Agency will sponsor two sessions of a 4-hour training course, Anti-Terrorism Training for First Responders: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings on Wednesday, March 14th in Augusta.

The course will be presented by the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center/New Mexico Tech, and the lead DHS National Domestic Preparedness Consortium partner for explosives and firearms, live explosives, and incendiary devices training.

Two separate sessions will be held on March 14th, in the Florian Hall Training Room, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta. (Only one 4-hour course is needed for certification).

Session One:

  • Registration: 7:30 am
  • Classroom Training: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session Two:

  • Registration: 12:30 pm
  • Classroom Training: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description of Training:

The course provides technical operations and awareness training for firefighters, law enforcement, and other personnel who have a significant responsibility for providing a response to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents involving explosives or incendiary materials.

Classroom topics include:

  • Understanding the terrorist threat
  • Improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
  • Safety issues
  • Departmental or agency policies to ensure compliance with local requirements


Register by e-mail to Please include name, agency, and a contact phone number.


All training and course materials are provided free of charge. Reimbursement for travel, lodging, and meals will not be provided.

Only U.S. citizens may attend these courses.



Mike Grant, MEMA, SAA


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