AUGUSTA — Maine’s first responders will have an opportunity to learn how to recognize and report homemade explosives next month.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency says it is hosting an “anti-terrorism training” session Sept. 4 for first responders. The session will be held at Florian Hall in Augusta.

The agency says first responders will learn about the characteristics of homemade and improvised explosive devices as well as safety and security steps for areas where the devices are found.

The training is free.