What is the procedure for a bomb threat?

Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Be polite and show interest to keep them talking. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does. If possible, signal or pass a note to other staff to listen and help notify authorities.

Who handles bomb threats?

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tells us the two most common reasons for reporting a bomb threat are: The caller has definite knowledge or believes that an explosive or incendiary bomb has been, or will be, placed and he/she wants to minimize personal injury or property damage.

What is the first thing that a security operative should do after receiving a bomb threat over the phone?

If a telephone threat is received:

  • stay calm and listen carefully.
  • have immediate access to the bomb threat checklist and the key information that should be recorded.
  • if practical, keep the caller talking and alert a colleague to dial 999.

What are the types of evacuations when managing a bomb incident?

Four Types of Evacuations

  • Stay in Place. The first type of evacuation is known as stay in place and is used during a chemical or biological attack.
  • Building Evacuation. The second type of evacuation is a building evacuation.
  • Campus Evacuation. The third type of evacuation is a campus evacuation.
  • City Evacuation.

When you receive a bomb threat by phone you must *?

Keep the caller on the line as long as possible by asking questions. If the caller hangs up do not use the telephone on which the threat was received. Call campus police immediately after call from another telephone, or ask another person call the police immediately. Notify supervisor or department head.

What are the four key principles of an effective emergency management plan?

Current thinking defines four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

What do you do in the event of a bomb scare?

Bomb threats or suspicious packages during an event

  • let the caller finish the message without interruption (any response to a question is essential – eg: “Are you listening?” – keep the response to 1-2 words)
  • write down the message exactly (exact time of call)

What are 3 categories of evacuation?

Simultaneous evacuation. Vertical or horizontal phased evacuation. Staff alarm evacuation (silent alarm). Defend in place.

What to do if you receive a bomb threat in the UK?

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] . Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. This checklist is for action to be taken on receipt of a bomb threat.

How does the DHS respond to a bomb threat?

Whether the bomb threat is made via phone, handwritten note, email, or other means, the DHS Bomb Threat Checklist provides instructions on how to respond to a bomb threat and a comprehensive list of information that will assist law enforcement in a bomb threat investigation.

Can a third party send a bomb threat?

A threat may be communicated via an independent third-party, i.e. a person or organisation unrelated to the intended victim and selected only to pass the message. However the threat is communicated, the police will need the exact wording and whatever other details are available (see the Bomb threats checklist ).

What are the signs of a bomb threat?

Generally speaking, anything that is H idden, O bviously suspicious, and not T ypical ( HOT) should be deemed suspicious. In addition, potential indicators for a bomb are threats, placement, and proximity of the item to people and valuable assets.