Formally known as the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) course series, the Response to Bombings Incidents, or RBI, course series developed by New Mexico Tech (NMT)/EMRTC Training is expected to release July 10.
The redesigned course will focus on updated content covering both criminal and terrorist bombings. Data indicates a shift from religious terrorism to political terrorism over the last several years. Since courses must go through the recertification process every three years, NMT/EMRTC Training used the opportunity to revise and expand the course’s original scope.
Course options include multiple delivery methods. The residential course is a 3-day course delivered at NMT/EMRTC Training facilities. The Train-the-Trainer course is also a 3-day course delivered at NMT/EMRTC Training facilities. Qualified participants who attend the Train-the-Trainer course version and successfully complete all program requirements are certified to teach the Mobile/Awareness version of the course within their home jurisdiction. The Mobile/Awareness course is a 1-day course delivered at no cost across all US states and territories by NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training instructors at the request of first responder agencies and organizations. The Conference option is a single-day format delivered at no cost across all US states and territories by NMT/EMRTC First Responder Training instructors at the request of first responder agencies and organizations.
NMT/EMRTC Training is modifying the requirements for the Train-the-Trainer program to benefit the integrity of the program and facilitate coordination with certified instructors. A key change is that participants seeking instructor certification will need to score 90% or higher on the course post-test. Participants seeking instructor certification will need to complete the Instructor Standards Expectations and Excellence online course. This short course provides participants with a brief overview of the NMT/FEMA relationship, adult learning theory, and procedure for scheduling and downloading course materials to conduct a course delivery.