Emergency Guide - Bomb Threat

In the event that you receive a bomb threat:

  1. Remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information from the caller as possible. Try to write down or remember:
    • Words the caller used
    • What the caller wanted
    • Person the caller asked for
  2. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Listen for:
    • Tone and characteristics of the caller's voice
    • Your familiarity with the caller's voice
    • Gender/age of the caller's voice
    • Background noise
  3. Call the police at 911 (avoid using a cellular phone if possible) and provide the dispatcher with:
    • Your name
    • Your location
    • Your phone number
    • Details of the situation
    • Time you received the call
  4. Notify your supervisor/department head
  5. Look for anything unusual in your work area. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING UNUSUAL. If you spot something unusual, point it out to any responding Public Safety officer or Safety officer.
  6. Follow all directions of the Police officer or other emergency personnel responding to the scene.
  7. If instructed to evacuate, move at least 500 feet away from the area (take your keys and personal belongings with you) and await further instructions from emergency personnel.
  8. Do not re-enter the building until instructed by emergency personnel.