New Mexico Tech/
EMRTC First Responder Training

DHS/FEMA certified training programs for emergency personnel of all disciplines offered at no cost through federal grants.

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Study, Test, and Protect

New Mexico Tech and the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (NMT/EMRTC) is a DHS/FEMA training partner that specializes in providing the emergency response community with federally certified training courses. These courses focus on preventing and responding to bombing incidents and addressing the criminal/terrorist use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 

NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training is a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, established over 20 years ago. The training programs are offered to state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies at no-cost thanks to DHS/FEMA grants. The courses are available throughout the year at NMT/EMRTC Training facilities, which include a 40 sq mi field laboratory for explosive demonstrations, or across all states and territories.

Join over 600,000 dedicated first responders who have completed NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training Programs with the goal of safeguarding American communities.

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See what the community says about NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training

“I've been attending and recommending the New Mexico Tech Incident Response courses since 2007. They cover topics like terrorist bombings, suicide bombings, and drone assessment and response tactics. The training is incredibly valuable, with a good balance of hands-on and classroom material. The instructors are knowledgeable, approachable, and personable. As a supervisor, it's crucial to keep my team up to date with the latest tactics and procedures, and NMT makes the training process simple and straightforward. I highly recommend all first responders to attend this training due to its high value.”

Lt. M. Soden #2730

Enforcement Commander
Georges County Police
District I

"As a 24-year officer with the FBI JTTF and WMD programs, I've found the RBI and TRSBI training program to be top-notch. They have proven essential in the field, accurately identifying and resolving critical scenes. These courses are so valuable that we teach them to all our academy students and highly encourage officers to attend the resident courses. With over 100 annual suspicious package and explosive calls, our first responders' performance, backed by NMT knowledge, never disappoints."

Corporal Zach Fredrick

FBI Asst. WMB Coordinator
Critical INFRASTRUCTURE Assessor
Hampton Police Division

“I can confidently say that the public safety or law enforcement course I recently completed stands out as the most exceptional one I have encountered in over four decades. The instructors' unwavering support, persuasive teaching methods, and evident expertise in their respective fields were truly impressive. The entire journey at New Mexico Tech was nothing short of excellence, and I wholeheartedly endorse it to all members of the public safety community, with genuine enthusiasm.”

Gil Zimmerman

Police Officer
Cherokee Police Department
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