Flashcards in Types of Disasters - Bomb Threats Deck (14):
An essential part of planning for bomb threats is ________________
contact with explosive ordinance disposal personnel and local police
Experience shows that ____% of all written or telephoned bomb threats are hoaxes.
If a telephone threat is received, the following key procedures should be followed:
1) Keep caller on the line
2) Request caller to furnish location of bomb and time it is to detonate
3) Note peculiar characteristics of caller's voice
4) Record exact time of conversation
5) Notify security department
When notifying the security department of a bomb threat, also notify:
1) Persons responsible for evacuation and search
2) Law enforcement agencies
3) Fire Department
4) Medical authorities
The decision to evacuate a building upon receipt of a bomb threat should be made by:
a senior member of management.
Two factors which play a key role in the decision to evacuate are:
1) Whether suspected bomb is actually found, or
2) There is other compelling evidence that the bomb threat is real
Who should make the decision as to who should do a bomb search?
the facility manager
When should a bomb search be made?
After every bomb threat call
What areas should the bomb search include?
Common areas, occupied areas, and unoccupied areas
Who can best search each area?
The employees who work in that area
When a suspicious object is found, who should touch it?
Only those trained in bomb disposal procedures
A clear zone with a radius of at least ______ should be established around a suspicious object, including ____________.
the floors above and below
If evacuation is ordered, elevators ______________ and windows ____________
elevators should not be used
doors and windows should be kept open to allow for venting of the explosive force