BioSpecialists recently attended the Bomb Making Materials Awareness Program training class.
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 materials 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).