o Sandbag the area around the device, but never place any item on the device itself.
If a bomb should explode, damage control teams, first aid teams, heavy and light rescue teams, and
communication teams should be on hand. Damage control teams will go to the scene of the explosion
and attempt to control any fires; remove flammable items; allow venting; disconnect utilities, as
applicable; and have fire and medical teams stand by. Rescue teams will go to the scene to assist and
evacuate any injured parties. First aid teams will report to the established aid station. They will
administer first aid to the injured. Communication teams will establish communications between these
first aid teams and the control center. All of these teams should remain outside the 100 meter
evacuation radius until they are needed.
In the case of an actual bombing, all personnel are warned not to tamper with debris. Procedures for
searching the detonation site for physical evidence should be followed as for any crime scene.
The post public affairs officer is the only person who should release information to the press. All other
personnel should be instructed not to discuss the current situation with anyone. This ensures accurate
information will be given to the news media. More importantly, it will minimize future bomb-threats.