Bomb Threat Assessment for Decision Makers
The purpose of this course is to provide participants foundational knowledge on the assessment and evaluation of bomb threats and related responses and considerations. This course introduces types of threats, the threat assessment process, and the implementation of a Bomb Threat Management (BTM) plan. It provides activities that allow participants to apply specific portions of the risk management process and their newly acquired knowledge about bomb threat management procedures to develop a risk assessment of a bomb threat.
This course was developed by the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), under the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division.
This course is designed for public and private sector emergency management representatives, critical infrastructure owners/operators. Law enforcement is encouraged to attend to understand what relationship a facility’s BTM plan has with a law enforcement response.
Prerequisites and Requirements
Course registration requires a FEMA SID. To complete the one-time registration process for a FEMA SID, please visit: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register
Recommended Course Prerequisites:
A. FEMA ICS IS-100 series (Available at: https://training.fema.gov/is/searchis.aspx?search=ICS%20100)
B. FEMA ICS IS-200 series – (whichever one is most applicable to the participant; ICS 200b is available at: http://emilms.fema.gov/IS200b/index.htm)
C. AWR-334: Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle VILT
D. AWR-335: Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items VILT
E. MGT-451: Bomb Threat Management (BTM) Planning
Continuing Education Credits
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) is authorized by IACET (International Accreditors of Continuing Education and Training) to award Contact Hours/CEUs for this activity.
- International Accreditors of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) – .1 CEU / 1 Contact Hour