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Bomb Threats

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:19 PM
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Most bomb threats occur by telephone.  Familiarize yourself with what you can do to assist security personnel manage the situation at work.
 
STAY CALM
 
NOTE TIME AND METHOD OF CONTACT
 
LISTEN FOR BACKGROUND NOISES
 
LISTEN TO VOICE
  • Emotional state (calm, angry, etc…)
  • Physical aspects (raspy, deep, etc…)
  • Demographics (Sex, Race, Age, etc…)
LISTEN TO LANGUAGE (well spoken, foul, etc…)
 
NOTE EXACT WORDING OF THE THREAT
 
ASK ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE DEVICE:
  • When will it explode?
  • Where is it?
  • What type of device is it?
  • What does it look like?
  • What will cause it to explode?

ASK ABOUT THE INIDIVIDUAL:
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?
NOTE THE TIME THE CALLER HANGS UP
 
NOTIFY LOCAL SECURITY PERSONNEL.  Stay on the line until the other party hangs up.