Bomb threat

If a bomb threat is received:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. If your phone has Caller ID, record the number displayed.
  3. Gain the attention of someone else nearby, point to this information and have that person call 911. This call should be made out of hearing range from the caller.
  4. Try to keep the caller on the phone long enough to complete the Bomb Threat Check Sheet located on the next page.
  5. Ask check-sheet questions.
  6. Work with arriving emergency personnel to assist them in evaluating the situation.
  7. Assist emergency responders with a search of the area if requested.
  8. Provide for an orderly evacuation only when ordered by emergency personnel. Bomb Threat Check Sheet is provided on the next page.
  9. If the threat is received via voicemail or e-mail, save and give to the police.


Bomb Threat Check Sheet

Exact time of call:

Exact words of caller:

Questions to ask:

  1. When is the bomb going to explode?
  2. Where is the bomb?
  3. What does it look like?
  4. What kind of bomb is it?
  5. What will cause it to explode?
  6. Did you place the bomb?
  7. Why?
  8. Where are you calling from?
  9. What is your address?
  10. What is your name?

Caller’s voice: (circle)

Calm Disguised Nasal Angry Broken
Stutter Slow Sincere Lisp Rapid
Giggling Deep Crying Squeaky Excited
Stressed Accent Loud Slurred Normal

If voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?
Were there any background noises?
Person receiving call:
Telephone number call received at:

Report call immediately to 911.


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