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Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training


The Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course is a North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission mandated program consisting of 74 hours of specialized instruction. The training curriculum is maintained by Gary Dudley, the designated School Director for Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training, North Carolina Justice Academy.
 
This Instructor level training is conducted solely by the North Carolina Justice Academy. Students who successfully complete the program and become certified as a specialized instructor in this topic through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission may then teach the Explosives and Hazardous Materials block in BLET and in-service training blocks.  Instructors holding this specialized instructor certification can apply and receive Full Limited Lecturer certification through the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to teach the Fire Emergencies block in the Detention Officer Certification Course.
 
The Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course employs lecture, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises. During this course students learn how to: 
  • Demonstrate the specialized competencies necessary to instruct in the area of explosives and hazardous materials emergencies.
  • Demonstrate competencies as an Operations Level responder per NFPA 472 Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, 2008 Edition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history, designs, and definition of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their potential targets.
  • Identify types and components of IEDs.
  • Identify different varieties of packaged-type IEDs and secondary devices.
  • Identify the goals, reasons and means of suicide/homicide bombers.
  • Identify the several varieties of IEDs (VBIEDs) and warning signs of possible VBIEDs.
  • Identify how each type of IED can be radio-controlled, how to recognize a radio- controlled IED (RCIED), and what to do when encountering a RCIED.
  • Identify what actions need to be taken, how to respond to secondary devices, along with escape routes and communications.

For more information on the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course contact Gary Dudley at gdudley@ncdoj.gov or (910) 525-4158, extension 328.
Mandated forms required for acceptance into the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials Instructor Training course: