What is the procedure for a bomb threat?

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.

What is the intent of most bomb threats?

Bomb Threat / Explosion. A bomb threat is generally defined as a threat to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists. Most bomb threats are received by phone. Bomb threats are serious until proven otherwise.

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

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.

When evacuating patients choose which type of patient should be moved first?

Patients in immediate danger should be moved first. They should follow a lead nurse into a safe area. Move patients who are closest to danger first (non-ambulatory and ambulatory). Direct ambulatory patients toward a safe area.

What is not a characteristic of a suspicious package?

Excessive stamp postage as opposed to metered postage. Odd markings such as “Personal”, “Confidential” or “Do not x-ray”. A strange odor escaping the package. Unnecessary amounts of tape or string.

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.

Do you have to be prepared for a bomb threat?

Unfortunately, we cannot always assume that they will be – it only has to be real one time. If there is one point that cannot be overemphasized, it is the value of being prepared. By developing a response plan and including it your overall security plan, you can reduce your risk from a suspicious device or package.

Is there a bomb threat plan at UAH?

In the aftermath of school-related incidents, school administrators have been encouraged to conduct comprehensive security initiatives within their universities. One of the components of the UAHuntsville Emergency Management Plan is the Bomb Threat Plan.

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.

Where can I find a Homeland Security bomb threat checklist?

REFER TO THE BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST. A Homeland Security checklist (last page of this document) should be at each phone in an office setting and in the Emergency Management Plan in the home setting. When filling out the bomb checklist, listen to the caller carefully and write down what you are told. Fill out as much of the information on the form.