h. Warn everyone to take cover or leave the area, if possible.
i. Notify the supervisor of the situation by telephone or send a messenger. Do not use
radio transmitters. This may also detonate the device, if it is set for remote control detonation. Do
not turn on light switches.
j. Secure the area until released by your supervisor. Do not let anyone into the threatened
area without the approval of your supervisor or the bomb scene officer. If the device detonates,
give first aid to anyone who is hurt and evacuate the injured. Turn off all gas and electricity to the
area. Remove items that can cause secondary explosions, to include fire extinguishers, paints, etc.
With a string, mark the route from the bomb to the nearest exit or safe area. Any debris found in the
area should not be tampered with as the evidential value may be destroyed. In addition, the area
should be secured until released by a supervisor.
Remember the importance of the confinement facility having well-defined and well-rehearsed
emergency plans ready for implementation. Every member of the confinement facility staff plays
an important part in emergency planning. The responsibility is not limited to the facility
commander. The facility commander, thorough understanding of the reasons and causes for
emergencies develops well-defined emergency plans to cope with emergency situations.