Take suicide bombing, for instance! That’s not exactly an everyday topic of conversation in the workplace, right?
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Suicide bombers are one of the toughest challenges for Security Officers, especially in some Middle Eastern countries.
Since incidents of terrorism around the world are increasing every week, Security Officers should have some basic training related to terrorism and suicide bombers, as it will increase an Officer’s opportunity to recognize a terrorist incident before it happens.
By the way…in case you have been living under a rock, the preferred method of the modern suicide bomber involves the use of a special belt or vest worn under the suicide bomber’s clothing. The pockets of these garments contain explosives and bits of shrapnel, though everything from the bomber’s wristwatch to his bones essentially becomes shrapnel with this tactic. The explosives connect to a detonator, which in turn connects to a pocket trigger. A handler often accompanies a suicide bomber to the proposed scene of an attack. In addition to guiding and encouraging the attacker, the handler also sometimes triggers the explosion remotely by use of a cell phone or other wireless device.
We won’t get into the core of Terrorist training today (additional info is coming soon) but I want to provide you with a basic system to recognize a potential suicide bomber.
It’s called the A.L.E.R.T. method…
Here’s how it breaks down:
Alone and nervous.
Loose or bulky clothing, inappropriate for weather.
Exposed wires/ and or Eyes appearing to be unaware of surroundings.
Rigid mid-section. May indicate hidden rifle or bomb.
Tightened hands or hands kept in pockets. May indicate clenching of a
There you have it. A simple, five step method for recognizing a potential suicide bomber!
Remember to stay ALERT!