Course: TAC 2: Bombing Prevention & IED Countermeasures

Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Course:  $135.00
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Societal resiliency is a communal responsibility, and we must become active participants in our own security.

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are terrorists’ weapon of choice and are used to strike Soft Targets. Terrorists have become proficient at concealing these devices in everyday items such as: backpacks, cookware, bottles, jars, trashcans, mail, toys, electronic equipment, vehicles, footwear, and more.

With the spread of radicalization and the persistent threat of Homegrown Violent Extremists, the use of these devices is proliferating.

As was the case in the Boston Marathon attack, heightened security and greater police presence is not enough to prevent such attacks. The Department of Homeland Security has called for the public’s help in thwarting these threats. In an attempt to harness ‘public wisdom’, DHS developed the “See Something – Say Something” campaign. This simple and concise message reminds us that we must learn “what to look for and how to report it”, as well as, “what to do and how to respond”.

Our Bombing Prevention & IED Countermeasures course teaches effective Prevention & Response.

In this unique course you will learn:
  • How to identify signs of production, preparation, and deployment of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  • How to recognize behavioral, tactical, and circumstantial Pre-Incident Indicators (PII)
  • How to collect and correlate Essential Elements of Information (EEI)
  • How to provide timely and safe Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR)
  • How to distinguish between suspicious and abandoned objects
  • How to harden your facility and Blast Mitigation principals
  • How to respond to bomb threats and an imminent detonation
  • How to evacuate or use Protective Action against a bomb
  • How to survive the blast indoor and outdoor
  • How to use Last Resort Survival Measures to stop a suicide bomber
  • And much more...

This course and certification exams are available online 24/7

Course Lessons (5)

Trends & Potentials

There is a significant difference between the reactions of trained and untrained people. Trying to do something after-the-fact is too late.  Most of us are not suffi...

Indicators & Warnings

Understanding attack pre-cursors provide early warning and can help prevent the next attack. Understanding methods of concealment and knowing how to recognize behavioral indicators of a bomber is e...


Being pro-active in anticipating potential risks before they happen and issuing timely alerts is essential to survival.


Preparing to take action and knowing how to respond significantly improves your odds of survival. Knowing how to evacuate from a bomb threat or protect yourself when escape is impossible, can save ...


The next tragedy can be prevented and more lives can be saved if we focused on ...

Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Lead Instructor

Alon Stivi

Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention and survival.

He is the founder of ACT Cert® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.