New Mexico Tech/EMRTC First Responder Training

New Mexico Tech (NMT) is a public institution founded in 1889 hosting several research programs – many which are developed in coordination with US government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Department of Energy.

The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) is a major explosives research and testing laboratory at NMT and used in residential trainings to demonstrate detonation of large and small explosive devices. NMT/EMRTC Training is a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) and one of seven nationally recognized partners.

NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training is the lead partner for explosives, live explosive, incendiary device, and counter unmanned aircraft systems training. Other NDPC partners are experts in chemical, radiological/nuclear device, bioterrorism, agroterrorism, and emergency management systems. Collectively, all agencies share a common goal of counterterrorism preparedness for the nation’s emergency first responders.

NMT/EMRTC Training also has been a trusted partner and developer of emergency response training programs for the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) since 1998. NMT/EMRTC Training contributes to the shared FEMA/NDPC goals of national preparedness.

  • NMT/EMRTC Training's dedication to serving first responders extends not only across all states and territories of the United States, but also to numerous international agencies ensuring that emergency response capabilities are strengthened globally.
  • NMT/EMRTC offers federally certified training courses adhering to rigorous standards set by the National Training and Education Division.
  • The courses offered address prevention and response to bombing incidents, handling bombing threats, and managing the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for criminal and terrorist activities.
  • The courses are available at no cost to participants from all disciplines and jurisdictions including state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies. Expenses, including travel and lodging, are covered through ongoing grants from DHS/FEMA.
  • Participants who complete and meet the requirements of the performance-level courses can become instructors of awareness level training.

NMT/EMRTC Training takes a comprehensive approach to training development by embracing the perspectives and expertise of every emergency discipline. With over 600,000 participants successfully attending these courses, the program has a proven track record.

NMT/EMRTC Training's offerings enhance emergency response capabilities and make a meaningful contribution to safeguarding the nation. Learn more about NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training programs below.

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