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The new Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM contains six new classroom training modules for use by security and law enforcement instructors:

1. Characteristics of Explosive Devices

This 55-screen presentation is designed for use in orienting security and police officers to the threat of bombs and the characteristics of IEDs. The presentation sequence in this module mirrors Lesson Two: Characteristics of Explosive Devices.

2. Building Search Technique

This 30-screen presentation is designed for use in training personnel in building search procedures using the two-man search team method. Instructors using this presentation should be thoroughly familiar with the security team search methods described in Lesson 5: Bomb Search and Threat Response.

TIP: This presentation is most effective if supplemented with a classroom search exercise. Hide a simulated bomb somewhere in the classroom. Two volunteers are then instructed to search the room for the model bomb using the two-man room search technique.

3. Bomb Threats

This short presentation is designed for use in briefing receptionists and security personnel in procedures for handling threat calls. Instructors using this presentation should be thoroughly familiar with procedures for receiving and evaluating threats as described in Lesson 5: Bomb Search and Threat Response.

TIP: This presentation is most effective if supplemented with a bomb threat call exercise. Two telephones are needed for this - one in the classroom and one at another location within the facility. Each student is provided with a bomb threat card and takes turns answering a "threat call" placed by an assistant instructor. At the end of the exercise, both instructors critique the students' performance to reinforce important learning points.

4. Mail Screening Procedures

This presentation module is designed for use in training mail handlers and security personnel in mail screening procedures. Instructors using this presentation should be thoroughly familiar with the mail screening protocols described in Lesson 6: Defense Against Mail Bombs.

5. Level-Two Vehicle Search Procedures

This presentation is designed for use in training executive protection agents and EOD personnel in techniques for remotely searching automobiles for explosive devices. The presentation sequence in this module mirrors the information on screens 20.2a to 20.2w of Lesson Seven: Defense Against Anti-Vehicle Bombs.

TIP: This presentation is most effective if supplemented with a hands-on vehicle search exercise. Hide a simulated bomb somewhere on/in an automobile. Students are then provided with the necessary tools for conducting a level-two search (rope, hook, vice grips, etc.). Students are then assigned into small groups and take turns searching the car for the hidden "bomb."

6. Post-Blast Response Procedures

This 19-screen presentation is designed for use in training security personnel and facility mangers in basic response procedures for localized bombings. The presentation sequence in this module mirrors the information on screens 2 to 27 of Lesson Ten: Post-Blast Response Procedures.

DISPLAY

These self-contained slide presentations are designed for display on a white screen using a multimedia projector at 640x480 resolution.

NAVIGATING THE CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

Each classroom module opens to a black title screen (figure A). To advance the slide, click the "Forward" text in the upper right side of the screen (see figure B). To reverse the slide, click the "Back" text in the upper left side of the screen. To exit the presentation module and return to the Classroom Presentations Menu, click the "Classroom Menu" text in the lower right.

NOTE: You cannot advance the slides by pressing on the arrow keys. You must use a mouse to click the forward and back text.

 

Figure A
Figure B