Bomb Threat

Bomb Response Protocol:   (view video presentation)

  1. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. At a minimum, try to obtain the following vital information:
    • Time the bomb will go off (WHEN)
    • Exact location (WHERE)
    • What the bomb looks like (WHAT)
    • How it will be detonated (HOW)
    • Why it was placed (WHY)
    • Name of caller
    • Exact time of call
    • Voice description of the caller
    • Background noises
    • Exact wording of the message

    NOTIFY CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY OR AN ADMINISTRATOR ONLY.

 IF THE THREAT APPEARS IMMINENT, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY, THEN CALL CAMPUS PUBLIC  SAFETY.

Time call received:                                             AM/PM            
Time call terminated:                                                    AM/PM

Exact words of caller:                                                                                                                                                                      

QUESTIONS TO ASK: (Be calm. Delay the caller. Ask to have message repeated.)

Time that bomb is set to explode? _______________AM/PM 

Where is it located? Floor?______________ Area?___________________ Room?______________________

In the open?_________ Disguised?_______________ Concealed?__________________

What kind of bomb?___________________________________________________________________________________

Description of bomb?__________________________________________________________________________________

What will cause the bomb to explode? ___________________________________________ 

Why was it placed?___________________________________________________________________________________

What is your name?__________________________________________________________________________

DESCRIPTION OF CALLERS VOICE:

Male_______ Female_______ Calm_______ Frightened_______ Young_______ Middle-aged_______ Old__________

Accent_______ Slang________ Educated________ Background noise (type of noise):___________________________

Additional Information:________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Once information/threat notification is received:

  1. Notify Public Safety immediately so they can notify the President and the Threat Assessment Team, who will decide the safest course of action.
  2. The Campus Public Safety Office will make contact with the Albany 911 dispatcher for proper response from City Police and Fire Departments.
  3. The college may decide to evacuate the building. Turn off all cell phones and do not use a radio in or around the building.
  4. A perimeter of at least 1200 feet will be established from the suspected building or area.