Criminals and terrorists frequently use explosives to damage property, destroy critical infrastructure, intimidate victims, and attack unsuspecting civilians. These resources serve to prepare IHEs for the immediate and long-term consequences of such an attack.
The resources in this section provide useful information related to an Explosives Attack. The resources are organized according to the relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission Area:
Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)
- Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
- Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
- Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.
Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Training and Awareness
The Office for Bombing Prevention leads the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to enhance the ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the use of explosives. This website provides information on awareness products and trainings related to countering the use of improvised explosive devices.
Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents Training Course
Sponsored by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, this course addresses the issues involved in school bomb threats and provides guidance on designing safe and effective response plans for school bomb incidents.
This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth's Response to Select Issues Relating to the Boston Marathon Bombing
This resource contains an analysis of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's public safety and business continuity emergency plans, academic and financial policies, and policies regarding international student immigration after the Boston Marathon bombing.
New Program Helps Campuses Respond to Bomb Threats
This article details Campus Safety HQ's new Bomb Threat Protocol Action Plan for schools and universities.
This website explains what actions to take before, during, and after an explosion.
First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents
This document incorporates military response strategies and civilian best practices into a first responder guide for explosives attacks and active shooter incidents.
Explosions and Blast Injuries: A Primer for Clinicians
This primer introduces information relevant to the care of casualties from explosives and blast injuries.
This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.
Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS)
This free web-based case management system provides state and local arson & explosives investigators access to national, up-to-date arson and explosives investigative data.
Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.
CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives): Health Information Resources
This class provides an overview of the concepts of CBRNE, and the types of health-related information that support planning, response, and recovery in CBRNE incidents.
Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources
This website offers a compendium of resources to assist in the preparation of victim assistance plans as a part of state and local emergency response plans.
Fire and Explosion Planning Checklist: Incorporating Arson and Explosive Device Incidents
This website provides a planning checklist in addition to a variety of other resources for how to effectively prepare for a fire or explosion.
What to Do - Bomb Threat
This website lists various Federal resources for how to respond to a bomb threat.
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