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Online Registration Open for "Bomb Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) Train the Trainer" Course


July 28, 2011


First responders, emergency managers and private sector representatives are invited to participate in the Bomb Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) Train-the-Trainer course. The course will be held August 18, 2011 in Portland.

What is the BMAP?

The BMAP is an innovative training opportunity being offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Bombing Prevention. This program is designed to increase Public & Private Sector awareness of the activities and a material associated with bomb making, including homemade explosives, and provides audience-appropriate awareness information on suspicious behavior, hazardous materials, precursor chemicals, and other bomb making related information.

The BMAP is being provided as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National IED Prevention & Awareness Campaign, and was developed in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

BMAP is presented as a one-day Train-the-Trainer course that prepares participants to take the information back to their organizations, where they can in turn share the knowledge and materials with fellow co-workers. BMAP is not designed to train bomb detection and handling personnel, but is geared towards individuals who may be the first to encounter bomb making activities (e.g..Planning, Supply Purchases/Acquisition, Production, Testing, Deployment, etc).

Target Audience:

Public Safety Responders (i.e. Fire, EMS, HazMat) Private Sector Security, Emergency Management Officials, Postal Inspectors, College & University Public Safety Officials Beauty Supply Store Operators, Fire Marshals & Inspectors, Lodging Industry, Security Personnel, Law Enforcement Officers(Non-Bomb Squad), Fertilizer & Chemical Business Operators


Thursday, August 18, 2011, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course Location:

The course will be held at the Maine Medical Center-Dana Health Education Center Auditorium. This is located at 22 Bramhall Street in Portland.

Registration is now open online.

Registration is limited to 75 participants, so organizations should take that into account when deciding who should participate. Each participant will receive a binder with materials to take back to their jurisdiction to use in providing this training to others. Confirmations will be sent via e-mail.

Agenda for the August 18th BMAP Course in Portland, ME.

8:30-9:00 AM: Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Morning Session

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 - 3:30 PM: Afternoon Session

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Q&A and Certificate Distribution

4:00 PM: End



Chris Reidel


Last update: 07/20/10