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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response

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High Country Training Center

County Rd 1003

Frisco, CO 80443

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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME) was developed by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) and provides first responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively prevent, interdict, and respond to an imminent threat caused by HME laboratories and producers.

The course will focus on the various components and manufacturing processes of homemade explosives, response considerations when encountering homemade explosives, enhancing community situational awareness, and ensuring appropriate personal protection.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

• Basic explosive physical/chemical properties and hazards
• Variables that influence explosive effects
• HME precursors
• Indicators of HME/IED manufacturing
• Distinguishing between a HME lab and a clandestine drug lab
• HME scene safety and security
• Case studies of recent HME incidents
• Community awareness and education

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  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Law enforcement
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High Country Training Center

County Rd 1003

Frisco, CO 80443

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