The caller has definite knowledge or believes that an explosive or incendiary device has been or willbe placed and may want to minimize personal injury or property damage. The caller may be either the person who placed the device or someone else who has become aware of such information
The caller wants to create an atmosphere of anxiety and panic which will, in turn, possibly result in a disruption of the normal activities at the facility where the device is purportedly located.
Instruct Employees in what to do if a bomb threat call is received.
A calm response to the bomb threat caller could result in obtaining additional information.
Especially true if the caller wishes to avoid injuries or deaths.
If told that the building is occupied or cannot be evacuated in time, the bomb threat caller may be willing to give more specific information on the bomb’s location, components, or methods of initiation.
Avoid handling it unnecessarily in order to preserve possible fingerprint(s), handwriting or typewriting, paper, and postal marks. These will prove essential in tracing the threat and identifying the writer.
While written messages are usually associated with generalized threats and extortion attempts, a written warning of a specific device may occasionally be received; it should never be ignored.
Contact the Emergency Response Coordinator.
Wait for further direction from the Emergency Response Coordinator.
Do not spread rumors
Physical Characteristics of Suspicious Packages and Letters Ticking sound Marked with restrictive endorsements, such as “Personal” or “Confidential” Excessive security material such as masking tape, string, etc. No return address discoloration or odor Excessive weight Oily stains Misspellings of common words Title, but no name Lopsided or uneven envelope Protruding wires or aluminum foil Handwritten or poorly typed addresses Incorrect titles Excessivepostage Foreign Mail, Air mail and Special Delivery Shows a city or state in the postmark that does not match the return address
1.Emergency Response Coordinator notify by telephone all Assistant Emergency Response Coordinators who in turn contact Floor Monitors within their areas of responsibility. Instructions must be obeyed promptly.
2. suspicious items reported
3. Floor Monitors and Facilities Management personnel should check their assigned areas such as restrooms, office areas, stairwells, and other common areas.
4. Employees should check (SCAN) their immediate work area for any unusual or suspicious items as they leave their workstation.