What to do in a Bomb Threat Emergency
- If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb, do not handle or go near the object.
- Clear the immediate area and call 911, and then Campus Safety and Security at ext. 366
- Do not evacuate the building until it has been deemed necessary by the police.
- Do not activate the fire alarm.
- Bomb threats may be received in offices via telephone, email, facsimile, mail or as a message. Always call 911.
- If a threat is received by mail, once the suspicous object is discovered, it should not be handled. This preserves fingerprints and protects individuals from potential harm.
- If an email threat is received, do not erase or delete it.
- Persons receiving a telephone bomb threat should try to gather as much information as possible about the caller, the alleged bomb and its location.
- Keep the caller on the telephone as long as possible and record as much information about the caller as you can.
- Refer to the attached Bomb Threat Call Information form.
- If an evacuation is deemed necessary, employee should report to the designated evacuation meeting area where they will receive further instructions.
Bomb Threat Call Information
If a telephone bomb threat is received, remain calm and note the information provided by the caller.
If possible, ask the following questions
- When is the bomb to explode?
- Where is the bomb located?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- What does it look like?
- Why was the bomb placed?
- What will cause the bomb to explode?
- What is your name and address?
- Clearing throat
- Deep breathing
- Cracking Voice
- If the voice was familiar, who did it sound like?
- Street Noises
- House Noises
- Long Distance
- Animal Noises
- Other (please list)
- Well Spoken (well educated)
- Person receiving threat
- Phone number