Bombs & Explosions

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    DO NOT evacuate the building unless directed to do so by campus officials.



    BE PREPARED TO GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

    • State: "This is an emergency"

    • REMAIN CALM and give your name, location (building, room number), nature of emergency and phone number you are calling from

    • DO NOT HANG UP unless there is no further information being required or unless there is an immediate threat to your safety

    • Call Security AFTER you call 9-1-1

    WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF RECEIVING A BOMB THREAT VIA THE PHONE:

    • Ask the caller to provide the following information:

    1.Time of the planned explosion
    2. Type of bome
    3. Location of bomb
    4. Description of bomb

    • Record the following information:

    1.Time of call
    2. Exact words caller used
    3. Gender & approximate age of caller
    4. Behavior of caller, including speech characteristics
    5. Background noises

    WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF RECEIVING A BOMB THREAT VIA LETTERS, PACKAGES, OR OBJECTS:

    • DO NOT touch any suspicious envelope, package, or object.

    • Evacuate all persons to a designated assembly area. This area should be out of the building and one building away or a minimum of 300 feet from the threatened area.

    • Assist all persons with disabilities with the evacuation

    • Stop any person from entering the endangered area.

    WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN EXPLOSION:

    • Take cover under a table or other sturdy furniture to protect yourself from glass or debris.

    • Exit the building immediately if the explosion threatens anyone's safety.

    • DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by campus officials.

    • Assist with the evacuation of injured or persons with disabilities. (See Evacuating Disabled & Buildings.)

    • Proceed to the designated assembly area that is a safe distance from the building. (See Evacuation Map)

    • Obey the directions of Security & campus officials.