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?

Caller's Voice

  • Calm
  • Laughing
  • Lisp
  • Disgust
  • Angry
  • Crying
  • Raspy
  • Accent
  • Excited
  • Normal
  • Deep
  • Familiar
  • Slow
  • Distinct
  • Ragged
  • Rapid
  • Slurred
  • Clearing throat
  • Soft
  • Nasal
  • Deep breathing
  • Loud
  • Stutter
  • Cracking Voice
  • If the voice was familiar, who did it sound like?

Background Sounds

  • Street Noises
  • House Noises
  • Factory
  • Local
  • Long Distance
  • Motor
  • Animal Noises
  • Crockery
  • Voices
  • Office
  • Clear
  • Booth
  • Other (please list)   

Threat Language

  • Well Spoken (well educated)
  • Foul
  • Incoherent
  • Irrational
  • Taped

Remarks

  • Time
  • Date
  • Person receiving threat
  • Position/title
  • Phone number

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