Managing Bomb Threats and Explosives-Related Incidents

CounterThreat provides first responders, businesses and their employees with the training necessary to prepare for and manage bomb threats and explosives related incidents. We currently offer the three following dynamic training modules:

Module I: Bomb Threat Management...4-hours

• Participants will learn to understand and recognize the difference between a Specific and Non-Specific bomb threat
• Participants will learn to better understand what motivates individuals to make a bomb threat
• The various ways in which a bomb threat can be sent and received will be discussed
• The bomb threat checklist will be introduced and the participants will learn how this tool can be instrumental in managing a bomb threat
• Through real life interactive exercises, participants will become proficient in the use of the bomb threat checklist


Module II: Explosives, Components and Improvised Explosive Devices...3-hours

• Participants will better understand the three categories of energetic materials (Pyrotechnics, Propellants and Explosives)
• Participants will be able to describe and recognize the three forms of energy release
• Participants will receive instruction regarding the five insults related to explosives
• Participants will be able to describe and recognize the most common military and commercial explosives, components and improvised explosive devices as well as their effects


Module III: Basic Search & Evacuation Techniques...1-hour

• Participants will better-understand who should participate in the search and why
• Participants will learn the most common search techniques
• Participants will be able to demonstrate the proper procedures for conducting an effective search
• Participants will receive instruction regarding secondary devices and their intended purpose
• Participants will learn to conduct a proper evacuation, taking into consideration routes, destination, time, distance and shielding
• Participants will better-understand logistical considerations, including the command post, staging areas, liaison, etc.


Our educational seminars are typically provided in a classroom or auditorium setting and feature a dynamic, instructor-led presentation.