Bomb Threat

If you receive a bomb threat by telephone, remain calm and get as much information as possible from the caller. Try to write down the caller's exact words and the time of the call. Check to see if the caller's phone number or location is displayed on your phone. Ask the caller:

If instructed to evacuate, follow procedures for evacuation of buildings. Ensure you take all of your personal belongings with you. This will help responding agencies.

  1. When is the bomb going to explode?
  2. Where is the bomb?
  3. What does it look like?
  4. What kind of bomb is it?
  5. What will cause it to explode?
  6. Where did you place the bomb?
  7. Why?
  8. What is your name and address?
  9. When the call ends, hang up and then dial 9*57 (from a UNB office phone) or *57 (from Residence, cell or wireless phones) to initiate call trace.

Try to notice descriptive or other useful details (preferably write them down)

  1.  Did the caller sound like: a man? a woman?
  2. Approximate age?
  3. Distinctive voice, pronunciation or accent, or speech patterns?
  4. Tone of voice and attitude?
  5. Did the call seem to be a recording?
  6. Were there background voices or noises or other clues about location or caller identity?
  7. Call UNB Security at 453-4830.

If the threat was delivered by a method other than phone (eg. a note)

  1.  Immediately call 9-911
  2. Report the time, location, and content of the threat message, as well as your location and phone number.
  3. Stay on the line until the dispatcher terminates the phone call.
  4. If you are told to evacuate the area, take your notes about the call with you along with all of your personal property (i.e. purse, gym bag, lunch bag, etc.)
  5. Notify UNB Security by calling 453-4830 to indicate where you are.

 You can download a check sheet here