IED Awareness for First Responders Training Support Package


The Technical Support Working Group has released the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness for First Responders Training Support Package (IEDA TSP)  for use by all Federal emergency and law enforcement officers, and all State and Local Fire, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT, Bomb Squad, and other emergency/public government services organizations, which may be involved with  terrorist threats involving IEDs.

The IED Awareness for First Responders Training Support Package (TSP) is a 190 page, three inch, three ring binder, consisting of an instructor and student manuals, CD-ROM (s) with PowerPoint presentations and manuals, and classroom videos (DVD and VHS).  The IED Awareness for First Responders TSP is a complete training package to train state and local Law Enforcement and Security Personnel to an awareness level on the subject of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).  The TSP focuses on information pertaining to current IED threats and countermeasures to train emergency responders to recognize IEDs, IED components, potential targets, and methods employed by terrorists using IEDs.  The IED Awareness for Emergency Responders TSP will help train emergency responders to understand the threat from Improvised Explosive Devices.  The TSP will also help emergency responders identify different types of IEDs and how to respond to IEDs before and after detonation.

The IEDA TSP is a restricted document available only to Federal, Allied, State, Local governments, and first responders involved in incident response, security, and counter-terrorism activities.  Contractors providing security services and training to these agencies may also procure the TSP.  All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The IEDA TSP is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO). The cost is $151 U.S. dollars. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00182-7

To order the IEDA TSP, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number.  Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number (and password for the CD ROM). The products can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online:, E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.