MCRP 3-02E Terrorism
The Individual's Guide for Understanding and Surviving
1 has been rigged with a bomb. Here's how you can search your vehicle to find that bomb. NOTE: 2 If you find a bomb, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Contact an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit. 3 Know your vehicle inside and out so you can quickly recognize something wrong.
a. If possible, search in pairs. Start by searching the area around the vehicle.
b. Examine the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Look for signs of tampering: wires
6 hanging down, doors, hood, or trunk left ajar, anything that appears different than when you left
(1). Check the film of dust or talc powder (see paragraph 2d). Is it undisturbed?
9 Has another layer of dust appeared?
(2). Has the transparent tape been removed or broken (see paragraph 2e)?
(3). Has the hood or trunk lock been jimmied? Look; do not lift it. Are there any
12 other signs of forced entry? Broken windows, scratched paint, bent or damaged metal?
c. Look closely for any bits of tape or wire lying around inside or outside.
d. Look for any unusual marks on the ground. Examine the ground near the wheels for
15 any signs of digging.
e. Now check the gas tank. Remove the cap and look inside.
Check in and around the exhaust pipes.
Now check the undercarriage. If you can, use a long-handled mirror to help in your
h. Look for disturbed dirt, suspicious tape or wires, or objects that don't belong there.
i. Look in the wheel wells and behind the bumpers.
j. Use extreme caution when searching any external compartments. Open just a crack
23 first, look, and then feel gently with your finger for a trip wire. If none is found, the compartment 24 can be opened all the way.
k. Look everywhere: steps, handholds, even the canvas tops of tactical vehicles.
26 4. Interior Search. Use extreme caution! Always look inside before you move inside.
a. Looking through the windows, do you see anything out of place? Has anything been