Bomb threats should always be taken seriously. Do not assume that a bomb threat is a prank call or that they are only made to the Property Management Office. Anyone can receive a bomb threat and all building occupants should be prepared.
Telephone Bomb Threats
- The person receiving the call should try to get as much information as possible from the caller and should write out the message exactly as received from the caller.
- Listen carefully. You may be able to help authorities identify the caller, his location or the location of the explosive by his comments, vocal characteristics and any background noise.
- Keep the caller on the phone for as long as possible. Ask the caller to repeat the message.
- Obtain as much information from the caller as possible, such as location of bomb, time of detonation, appearance of bomb and callers' reason for planting the bomb (please see the Bomb Threat Questionnaire and in the "Forms" section of this manual).
- Remind the caller that the building is occupied and that the bomb might cause the deaths of innocent people.
- Once the caller has hung up, call 911. If possible, have someone else call 911 while the caller is still on the line. After calling 911, immediately contact Security at 1-401-808-6781 and provide the following information:
- Your name;
- Your location (building and suite number);
- Your phone number;
- Name of any other person who has heard the threat;
- Name of any employee threatened by the caller and his/her work location;
- Time the bomb is to detonate, if known;
- Location and description of the bomb, if known;
- Any reason given for planting the bomb;
- Any other information received from the bomb threat perpetrator.
- Your name;