ALL BOMB THREATS MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
TELEPHONE BOMB THREAT - Click here to download a Bomb Threat Information Form
- Be CALM and courteous.
- If possible, WITHOUT letting the caller know, enlist the aid of fellow employees to notify the D.C. Police Department at 911 and then the Property Management Office at 202-223-5912, and supply the following initial information:
- Company Name
- Suite Number/Floor
- Name and telephone number of employee making the call
- Obtain as much information as possible; refer to the Bomb Threat Information Form at the end of this section. At a minimum, try to find out:
- Exact location of the device
- Time set for the explosion
- Description of the device
- Reason the caller has placed the bomb
- Exact words used by the caller
- After getting as much key information as possible from the caller, you should provide this information to: FIRST, D.C. Police Department at 911; and SECOND, the Property Management Office at 202-223-5912.
- REMAIN CALM, DO NOT SCARE FELLOW EMPLOYEES AND WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR MANAGER, FIRE/SAFETY WARDEN OR POLICE OFFICER.
Once the Property Management Office has been notified of a bomb threat, it is our policy to notify each tenant contact. The decision to vacate is made at the discretion of each individual tenant, except when specifically ordered to do so by the Police.
In the event that you are asked to evacuate the building: (a) take your most critical personal belongings (such as purses, handbags, wallets, keys, briefcases), lock your own desk and files and exit your suite promptly; (b) do NOT use the elevator; (c) when you emerge from the building, please move away from the entrances to allow access by emergency personnel. All employees should meet with the designated Fire/Safety Warden and/or Assistant Safety Warden.
- Do NOT re-enter the building until clearance has been given by the Chief Engineer or the Property Manager.
IF YOU DISCOVER A SUSPICIOUS LOOKING PACKAGE OR ENVELOPE
- DO NOT MOVE OR TOUCH THE QUESTIONABLE PACKAGE OR ENVELOPE.
- REMAIN CALM.
- Clear the immediate area where the package or envelope has been discovered.
- Notify the D.C. Police Department at 911 with the following key information:
- Company Name
- Suite Number/Floor and building address
- Name and telephone number of employee making this call
- Details of the suspicious looking package or envelope
- Location of the suspicious looking package or envelope
- Notify the Property Management Office at (202) 223-5912 with the same information.
- REMAIN CALM, DO NOT SCARE FELLOW EMPLOYEES, AND WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR MANAGER, FIRE/SAFETY WARDEN, OR POLICE OFFICER.
The Property Management Office will notify your firm's tenant contact in addition to taking other steps. It is our policy that each tenant make their own decision as to whether it is appropriate to evacuate the office, except when specifically ordered to do so by the Police.
In the event that you are asked to evacuate the building, follow the procedures above.
WHAT NOT TO DO UPON RECEIVING A BOMB THREAT OR DISCOVERING A SUSPICIOUS LOOKING PACKAGE OR ENVELOPE: (from area Bomb Squad)
- DON'T ignore bomb threats.
- DON'T touch suspected explosives.
- DON'T move the object.
- DON'T open the object.
- DON'T place object in water.
- DON'T shake the object.
- DON'T cut wires.
- DON'T pull wires.
- DON'T cut string.
- DON'T pull fuses.
- DON'T stamp out fuses.
- DON'T open glued packages.
- DON'T pass metallic tools near suspected bomb.
- DON'T move switches.
- DON'T release hooks.
- DON'T smoke near suspected bombs.
- DON'T carry bomb outside.
- DON'T carry bombs period.
- DON'T place near heat.
- DON'T place near vital equipment.
- DON'T investigate too closely.
- DON'T use insulating materials (bomb blankets or sandbags).
- DON'T move the bomb away from the people -- move the people
away from the bomb.
- DON'T get near bomb.
STAY AWAY FROM BOMBS!
Click here to download a Bomb Threat Information Form