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Bomb Threat

  1. Bomb threats usually occur by telephone.
  2. The person receiving the bomb threat should remain on the phone and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller by using the checklist (Addendum A)*. Please be sure that a copy of the checklist is near all the phones in your department.
  3. Call the UTA police at 3003, giving your name, location, and telephone number. Inform them of the situation, including any information you may have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to explode, and the time you received the call.
  4. Follow the instructions from UTA Police for evacuating the building.
  5. Turn on your building radio, BUT DO NOT USE IT. In the case of a bomb threat, the RADIOS CAN DETONATE A REMOTE CONTROL. Wait for a supervisor clearance to use radio.

Addendem A

Time of the Alarm:
Evacuation Procedures Weekday Alarm Evening and Weekend Alarm

Bomb Threat Checklist
Questions to ask: Exact wording of the Threat

Where is the bomb located?

When is the bomb going to explode?

What does it look like?

What will cause it to explode?

What kind of bomb is it?

Did you place the bomb?


Do you want to give your address?

What name do you go by?

Sex of caller

Age of Caller

Length of call

The caller's voice was:
Calm Laughing Lisp Disguised
Crying Raspy Accent Excited Distinct Ragged
Deep Familiar Slow Normal Rapid
Slurred Clearing Throat Soft Crackling Voice
Nasal Deep Breathing Loud Stutter Angry

If the voice is familiar, who did it sound like?

Background noises:
Street noise House Noise Clear Pots and Pans
Static Voices Office Machinery Local
PA system Factory Machinery Long Distance Music
Animal Noise Booth Motor

Threat Languages:
Well Spoken (educated) Foul Taped Incoherent Message Read by Threatener Irrational


Report Call immediately to the Police at Ext. 3003.

Date --/--/--     Phone # -----------------

Receiver's Name -------------------------------------

Receiver's Position ----------------------------------

* This procedure is meant to be a guide for what to do in an emergency situation. The University Center and its employees do not take responsibility for the loss of property or life in any situation.