Preparation for the Suicide / Homicide Bomber Training Support Package


The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) has released the Training Support Package (TSP) for the Preparation for the Suicide/Homicide Bomber (PSB) for preparing security and response personnel and other emergency/public government service organizations assigned to counter-terrorism activities.

The information should be applied in conjunction with previous training, experience, and standard procedures and policies. The PSB TSP guides participants through three levels of training by employing interactive lectures with supporting videos, exercises, and assessments. The awareness level training explores the motivations, characteristics, and possible effects of a suicide/homicide bomber. The operations level training investigates the techniques used by a suicide/homicide bomber as well as proactive countermeasures and pre-detonation and post-blast protocols. The command level training addresses post-blast scene management, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and media management.

The PSB TSP consists of a three ring binder containing printed instructor guidance, a student manual, and PowerPoint™ slides for instructional use. Included with the shrink-wrapped binder are two VHS video tapes; one containing a Train-the-Trainer video, and the other containing classroom support video clip scenarios. Also included in the package are three CD-ROMs and one DVD containing, in a digitized format, all information in the manuals, PowerPoint™ slides, and video clips.

The PSB TSP is restricted documentation and media that is available only to Federal, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the PSB TSP.

All orders must first be confirmed by TSWG prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO). The cost for each PSB TSP is $128.00. When ordering the PSB TSP, cite stock number 008-001-00171-1. To order this product, 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. The product 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.


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All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.