What to do if a Bomb Threat is Received
Obtain as much information as possible using the
ATF BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST
Exact time of the call
Exact words of the caller
Questions to Ask
- When is the bomb going to explode?
- Where is the bomb?
- What does it look like?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- What will cause it to explode?
- Did you place the bomb?
- Where are you calling from?
- What is your address?
- What is your name?
- CALLER'S VOICE IS:
Calm Slow Crying Slurred
Stutter Deep Loud Broken
Giggling Accent Angry Rapid
Stressed Nasal Lisp Excited
Disguised Sincere Normal Squeaky
- If voice is familiar, whom did it sound like
- Were there any background noises?
- Person receiving call
- Telephone number call received
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
This file was last modified on September 04, 1998.
Contact Campus Security immediately at 4444 or 4053
In Advance, Each Staff Member Should:
Understand the evacuation plan.
Know at least two ways out of the building from your regular workspace.
When You Hear the Evacuation Alarm Or Are Verbally Told To Begin Evacuating The Building:
Remain calm and do not use your cellular phone.
Try to make sure that all members of your department hear the alarm and evacuate the area.
As you exit, quickly check nearby restrooms, copier rooms, storage rooms, etc.
If requested, accompany and assist persons with disabilities who appear to need direction or assistance.
Take with you: essential personal items ONLY. Do not attempt to take large or heavy objects.
Shut all doors behind you as you go. Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke and water.
Proceed as quickly as possible but in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove. Hold handrails when you are using stairs.
Once out of the building, move away at least 100 feet from the structure or as instructed by Campus Security, Police or Fire Department officials.