Blast Prediction/Mitigation


ATBlast (1.3 MB Zip)

Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Software tool for predicitng explosive effects, including overpressure, impulse, load duration, shock velocity, etc.. Requires Windows 95 or newer. Provided by the Security Engineering Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. to aid in evaluating potential blast damage.

For more information on the dynamics of explosions and their effects on structures, see Lesson Nine of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM.



Bomb-Related Threat Trends

Lesson One, Part One: Evolution of the Threat (5.4 MB Zip)

This learning module presents the historical evolution of explosives as a terrorist and criminal weapon and describes current trends in the use of bombs. This module also includes an analysis of bomb statistics for Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

Lesson One, Part Two: Characteristics of Bomb Perpetrators (7.4 MB Zip)

This learning module describes the characteristics of different types of bomb perpetrators and introduces a new system of classifying bombers similar to the proposed NCAVC bomb offender typologies. This module is supported with a number of case studies of bombers and bomb incidents.

 


Bomb Threat Response Planning


P 7550.2 - Bomb Threats and Physical Security Planning (7/87)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

P 1730.1 - Bomb Threat Checklist (6/95)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Bomb Threat Telephone Procedures
Canadian Bomb Data Center, RCMP

For more information on bomb threat response planning, see Lesson Five of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM.



Evacuation Distance Tables


I5400.1 - Vehicle Bomb Explosion Hazard and Evacuation Distance Table
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms



Mail Bomb Detection and Interception

P 3320.5 - Letter and Package Bomb Detection Techniques (8/96)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Bombs by Mail (notice71)
United States Postal Inspection Service

Security Plan for Suspected Mail and Parcel Bombs
United States Postal Inspection Service

Letter and Package Bomb Indicators
Canadian Bomb Data Center, RCMP

Mail Bomb Recognition Clues (4.8 MB Zip)

The Mail Bomb Recognition Clues module (extracted from Lesson Six) describes a number of common characteristics of letter and parcel bombs that can aid in identifying suspicious mailings. This demo also includes a practical exercise to reinforce the importance of visual mail screening.



Post-Blast Investigation


A Guide for Explosion and Bombing Scene Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice



 

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