A. Bomb threats usually occur by telephone.

B. The person receiving a bomb threat call should remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller by using the checklist given on the following page.

C. Call Public Safety at 570-577-1111 and give your name, location, and telephone number. Inform them of the situation including any information you may have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to explode, and the time when you received the call.

D. Inform your supervisor and/or department head.

E. If you should spot a suspicious object, package, etc., report it to the authorities, but under no circumstances should you touch it, tamper with it, or move it in any way.

F. If instructed to evacuate, move a safe distance away from the building (a minimum of 150 feet). If inclement weather conditions exist, you may move to another building a safe distance away. Do not reenter the building until instructed that is safe to do so by Public Safety or the proper authorities.

G. The Public Safety dispatcher will initiate the proper notification procedure for contacting appropriate personnel when a bomb threat occurs on or near campus.

H. A Public Safety officer will respond with the appropriate authorities to evaluate the situation. I. The university has a written procedure for bomb threat responses and evacuations with the Department of Public Safety.

 

Bucknell University Public Safety -570-577-3333
Public Safety Emergency - 570-577-1111
Police, Fire Company, Ambulance - 911

 

BOMB THREAT CALL CHECKLIST EXACT WORDING OF THE THREAT QUESTIONS TO ASK:

1. When is bomb going to explode?______________________________________
2. Where is it right now?_____________________________________________
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. What is your address?_____________________________________________
9. What is your name?_______________________________________________

CALLER'S VOICE:

____Calm ____Laughing ____Lisp ____Disguised
____Angry ____Crying ____Raspy ____Accent
____Excited ____Normal ____Deep ____Familiar
____Slow ____Distinct ____Ragged ____Rapid
____Slurred ____ Clearing Throat ____Soft ____Nasal
____Loud ____Stutter ___Deep Breathing ___Cracking Voice
If the voice sounds familiar, who did it sound like?

BACKGROUND SOUNDS

____________
Clear
____________
Street Noises
____________
House noises
____________
Office Machinery
____________
Static
____________
Animal Noises
____________
Long distance
____________
Factory Machinery
____________
Local
____________
PA System
____________
Crockery
____________
Booth
____________
Voices
____________
Music
____________
Motor
____________
Other

LAUNGUAGE OF THREAT:

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Well spoken (educated)
____________
Foul
____________ Incoherent ____________
Taped
____________ Irrational ______________________________________________
Message read by threat maker
10. Report call immediately to the Department of Public Safety
11. Fill out completely, immediately after bomb threat

DATE: __________________________   PHONE: _____________________

NAME: __________________________  POSITION: ___________________

 

 

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