The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with the University of Guam (UOG) Regional Center for Public Policy and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), will host multiple training opportunities. All classes will be held in Rm. 129 of the UOG School of Business and Public Administration Building.
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) – This course is offered twice, on two different dates:
- Monday, April 1, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, April 5, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The IRTB course provides first responders with the skills necessary to recognize and report a potential incident involving explosives. The course provides participants with an understanding of the terrorist threat, information on recognition and capabilities of energetic materials that could be used in a terrorist attack, and appropriate response protocols.
Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME) – This course is offered twice, on two different dates:
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The HME course provides first responders with the knowledges, 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 action.
Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents (PRSBI) & Understanding and Planning for School Bombing Incidents (UPSBI) – This is offered twice, on two different dates:
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Monday, April 8, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The PRSBI course provides first responders with the skills necessary to recognize and report a potential suicide bombing incident and supply participants with basic understanding of the suicide bombing threat, their role in community situational awareness, use of deadly force, and personal protection issues and will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the dates provided. The UPSBI course specifically focuses on prevention and response to school bombing incidents and will be held from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the dates provided.
Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA) – This course is offered twice, on two different dates:
- Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The ILERSBA course provides front line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack or a non-suicide attack involving a vehicle-borne device.
For registration details, contact GHS/OCD State Training and Exercise Manager Patrick Leon Guerrero at (671) 475-9600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at email@example.com.