It is the policy of the college that all bomb threats are to be taken seriously. Each threat will be thoroughly investigated and will be considered suspect until all avenues of investigation have been explored.
A suspicious looking box, package, object or container in or near your work area may be a bomb or explosive material. Do not handle or touch the object. Move to a safe area (far from the object) and call the Department of Public Safety & Security immediately at ext. 2222. Do not operate any electronic devices, radios or light (power) switches.
If you receive a bomb threat, remain calm and try to obtain as much information as possible from the caller. Specifically try to ascertain the following:
The location of the device
The time, if any, the device is scheduled to go off
The appearance or type of container used for the device
The reason for placing the device
The size of the bomb
The type of explosive used in the device
The name of the caller or organization taking responsibility
Any additional information that might be available
The person receiving the call should note the following:
Male or female voice
Time of call
Mood of caller (excited, nervous, calm, despondent)
Background noises that may be present at the location of the caller
Approximate age of the caller
Any other peculiarities that may be helpful in identifying the source of the call or its purpose
The police will be called and unless unusual circumstances exist, the building in question will be evacuated. When evacuating the building, only use stairs. Do not use elevators. Move well away from the building and follow the instructions of emergency personnel at the scene.
If there is an explosion:
Immediately take cover under sturdy furniture
Stay away from the windows
Do not light matches
Move well away from the site of the explosion to a safe location