Bomb threats should always be taken seriously. Do not assume that a bomb threat is a prank call or that they are only made to the Management Office. Anyone can receive a bomb threat and all building occupants should be prepared.
Telephone Bomb Threats
- The person receiving the call should try to get as much information as possible from the caller and should WRITE OUT THE MESSAGE EXACTLY AS RECEIVED FROM THE CALLER.
- LISTEN CAREFULLY. You may be able to help authorities identify the caller, his location, or the location of the explosive by his comments, vocal characteristics and any background noise.
- Keep the caller on the phone for as long as possible. Ask the caller to repeat the message.
- Obtain as much information from the caller as possible such as location of bomb, time of detonation, appearance of bomb, and caller's reason for planting the bomb.
- Remind the caller that the building is occupied and that the bomb might cause the deaths of innocent people.
- Once the caller has hung up, immediately contact the Management Office at (303) 571-5000 and provide as much information as possible:
Written Bomb Threats
Upon receipt of a written bomb threat:
- Immediately notify the Management Office.
- Do not destroy the note.
- Do not let others handle the note.
- Turn the note over to Building Management or emergency personnel.
Personal Receipt of Bomb Threats
- When a bomb threat is directed to a specific individual, he/she should immediately search his/her own workstation or office for unidentifiable or suspicious items. Please remember the following:
Searching Your Suite for a Suspected Bomb
Once a telephone or written bomb threat has been reported to the Management Office, occupants should search their suites for any suspicious packages. Following are some search guidelines:
NOTE: If a suspicious object is found, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Report the finding immediately to your designated emergency personnel and to Building Management.
Upon the delivery of all packages always be aware and:
Be aware of the following signs that a package may include a bomb:
- No return address
- Excessive weight Incorrect titles
- Oily stains or discoloration
Upon Receipt of a Suspicious Package
- Do not allow anyone to handle the package.
- Immediately call the Management Office.
Suspected Bomb Safety Precautions
The following safety precautions will acquaint all occupants with the dangers inherent in a bomb threat, bomb search, discovery and handling of all suspected bombs, or if you have any other reason to suspect a bomb is in the building.
While some of the precautions may seem elementary, do not dismiss them as unimportant. Adequate knowledge of these precautions may save your life as well as the lives of other persons working in or visiting the building.
- If it is suspected that a bomb is in the building:
- Please make only necessary phone calls. Open phone lines are essential to effectively controlling the emergency.
- During a bomb threat emergency, cooperate with all fire department instructions, including building evacuation.