HDIAC is pleased to offer to its registered users the training video series titled “Understanding the Threat Presented by Homemade Explosives (HME).”
The HDIAC Team has produced a multi-volume training video series to accompany its monthly live webinars and shorter video podcasts. It is our intent to make such longer training series available to our registered members for use as training aids for both individuals and groups, allowing deeper study of topics that are of high interest to the HDIAC Community of Practice.
This five-part series discusses various aspects of homemade explosives (HME) and improvised explosive devices (IED), including their chemical makeup, destructive power, and how they may be employed by those who wish to threaten the homeland defense and security of the United States. The HME video series is broken out into the following episodes:
- Episode 1 – Introduction to Homemade Explosives
- Episode 2 – Definitions and Purpose
- Episode 3 – History of Homemade Explosives
- Episode 4 – Science and Awareness
- Episode 5 – Recognize and Report Homemade Explosives
The purpose of these 5 episodes is fourfold:
- Increase knowledge of precursor products that terrorists and criminals can use to make a bomb or other dangerous device.
- Facilitate understanding of science and technology to assist in counterterrorism, improvised explosive device/terrorist attack prediction, detection of explosives in public spaces and transportation networks, and improvement of capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards including natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
- Provide training to help identify and report suspicious purchasing behaviors of common items that can be used to make bombs.
- Assist the audience to becoming more proficient in early detection and reporting of suspicious activities.