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Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection

VBIED PER-312 6 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

First responders, public safety officers, security officers, and law enforcement officers tasked with inspecting vehicles for explosive threats, hazards, or prohibited items.

Overview

The Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection (VBIED) course is a one-day course which provides response personnel with the knowledge and skills in the improvised-explosive device (IED) threat, identification of components and devices, methods for reacting to IEDs, and the procedures for inspecting vehicles to detect vehicle-borne IEDs. The course includes an overview of the vehicle-borne IED threat, fundamentals of IED and explosive effects, means for creation of homemade explosive devices, vehicle-borne IED clues, vehicle inspection-procedures, and a comprehensive exercise for inspecting vehicles and identifying vehicle-borne IED threats.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify the threat, tactics, methods of employment, historical and current threats in accordance with The Car Bomb.
  • Identify explosive hazards and safety precautions for the first responder.
  • Prevent, detect, protect against and respond to the illegal use of explosives.
  • Inspect a vehicle in order to prevent, detect, identify and react to any found explosive threats, hazards or prohibited items.
Course Offerings
8/4–8/9/2019
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Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following:

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer .8 CEUs for this program.

Police Officer Standards and Training (POST); if approved by the student's state: .8