ID-008-RESP - Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Awareness

The awareness of improvised explosive devices by law enforcement is of major importance to our homeland security within the United States.  At the conclusion of this course, students will have the basic skills, abilities, and knowledge to effectively identify and begin first responder procedures for an IED incident.  Students will gain an understanding of the basic workings of IED systems and the cautions for working around them as well as the possibility of their utilization against law enforcement and first responders.  Students will also become familiar with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operations and their role in assisting during an incident.  This course consists of 2 hours of lecture on Improvised Explosive Devices and 3.5 hours of practical exercises that expose students to inert Improvised Explosive Devices.

This course thoroughly covers:

  • Identification of the various types of IED's
  • Types of IED initiators and triggering systems
  • Effects of explosives
  • First responder procedures

Who Can Attend:

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Awareness course is open to all first responders. Each student will show or verify employment prior to course registrations.

Download the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Awareness Student Registration Form

Contact GTI, by calling 803-259-1935 or emailing, and we can provide written proposal to attend training. An option to assist with funding to attend this course is GTI's Asset Trading Program (ATP). Click the link in the menu above to find out more about this program.