Preparing the Bomb Threat Plan.
a. The main goal of a bomb threat plan is to minimize injury to
personnel, damage to property, and to avoid disrupting operations. Another
goal of a bomb threat plan is to take those steps which will improve chances
of catching the offenders.
Bomb threat plans are also bomb incident
preventive measures, because bomb threat plans reduce damage and disruption.
They also aid in catching offenders.
As a minimum, the bomb threat plan
should provide guidance for the activities listed below:
(1) Control of the operation.
(4) Finding the bomb or suspected bomb.
(6) Detonation and damage control.
(8) After-action report.
b. In setting up these operations, the person or group responsible for
a particular job should be appointed, notified, and well-trained and
rehearsed in actions to be taken. The person preparing the bomb threat plan
should ask and answer questions about each area of operation.
(1) Control of the Operation.
(a) Who will be in charge of the incident? In the Army this is a
command decision. The CO or his designated representative is in charge. He
is the Bomb Scene Officer, and he should have all available training in this
(b) Where will the command center be located?
To whom and how
will the threat be reported? This should be decided by each unit so that
everyone will know where to report and how to locate the CO or Bomb Scene
(c) How will critical decisions be made?
These should be made by
the CO or his Bomb Scene Officer.
(d) Who will man the control center? Decisions should be made by
the CO or Bomb Scene Officer, communications personnel, engineer, or public