Bomb or Bomb Threat
1. Bomb threats should be taken seriously and never ignored.
2. If you receive the threat, remain calm and do not panic others.
If a written message is received, save all materials and avoid unnecessary handling. Keep track of the following information:
If a threat is received by telephone, in a calm voice, keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Try to obtain as much information as possible about the bomb and the caller. See bomb threat checklist. If practical, do not hang up on the caller.
3. Turn off and do not use cell phones or radios.
4. Contact your supervisor, director, dean or vice president of your area. The Command Center Team will determine a further plan of action.
5. A decision on whether or not to evacuate will be based on all information received. If a decision is made to evacuate, all rooms must be evacuated. See emergency building evacuation plan for outside gathering locations.
6. Assist people with disabilities to the nearest stairwell or the closest exit. If able, assist them in exiting the building and gathering in the outside location. If you are not able to help people with disabilities exit the building, exit yourself and notify security, the police or the fire department of their location.
7. If approached by the media, please refer them to the public relations director, 785.594.8330. Do not make other statements. Especially do not say “no comment.” It is okay to tell the media, “I do not have that information right now. Please give me your number and your call will be returned.”