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  • Remain calm. Keep the caller on the line for as long as  possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does. 
  • Listen carefully. Be polite and show interest. 
  • Try to keep the caller talking to learn more information. 
  • If possible, write a note to a colleague to call Campus Safety at x333 or, as soon as the caller hangs up, immediately notify them yourself. 
  • If your phone has a display, copy the number and/or letters on the window display. 
  • Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist immediately. Write down as much detail as you can remember. Try to get exact words. 
  • Immediately upon termination of the call, do not hang up, but from a different phone, contact Campus Safety at x333 with information and await instructions. 
Immediately call Campus Safety at x333. Handle the note as minimally as possible. 
Immediately call Campus Safety at x333. Do not delete the message. 
  • Use two-way radios or cellular phone; radio signals have the potential to detonate a bomb.
  • Evacuate the building until security/police arrive to evaluate the threat.
  • Activate the fire alarm.
  • Touch or move a suspicious package.

Signs of a Suspicious Package

No return address                 Poorly handwritten
Excessive postage                 Misspelled words
Stains                                  Incorrect titles
Strange odor                        Foreign postage
Strange sounds                    Restrictive notes
Unexpected delivery