(5) Locking doors to boiler rooms, basements, and utility closets
when not in use.
(6) Eliminating places in which to hide a bomb by good housekeeping
Accumulated trash and discarded materials are examples of such
(7) Training employees to report strange people or packages.
c. Communications Channels.
Establish channels so that Federal and
to your facility.
latest data from the FBI.
d. Support Organizations.
Include the supporting Explosive Ordnance
Disposal (EOD) Detachment and the local fire department.
Both of these
groups will provide help in developing bomb threat procedures.
during a bomb threat, the duties and responsibilities of each are limited by
The person preparing the bomb-threat plan should know these
e. Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The EOC should have access to
They will use these when a bomb
threat is received. The EOC may be the provost marshal's office but, this
office may also be a prime target for a bomb threat.
alternate EOC should be selected.
Persons in the EOC should have the
authority to decide on actions to be taken during a threat.
Inspect buildings on a regular basis.
reduce the possibility of a bomb being placed, and it will also lessen the
time required for the search after a threat has been received. Inspections
will reveal hiding places for bombs, possible targets, and building
The inspector will become so familiar with his area that he
should notice any new or strange item immediately. The inspector should be
the supervisor in his area or a member of a predesignated search team.
g. Reporting System. People must know whom to notify, and how, in case
before, not after, a bomb threat is received.
Telephones, whistles, and
bullhorns are very important to communications during searches because of
the possibility of detonating an electric blasting cap by radio
Radios transmissions should not be used within 150 feet of
the threatened area. This includes the small hand radios used by police and
security persons. (Also sirens on emergency vehicles may not be used.)
h. Search Teams.
There are three groups of persons who may
members of the search teams.
They are building supervisors,
occupants, and special search teams. The trained search teams are
This is especially true when they are combined with
search by occupants before evacuation.