Emergency Preparedness

Bomb Threat

  • Keep the caller on the line as long you can and attempt to obtain as much information as possible.
  • Ask for the message to be repeated to confirm it. Write down all information received.
  • If possible, record the message.
  • Possible questions to ask the caller include:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb located?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What does it look like?
    • Why was the bomb placed there?
  • Listen closely to the voice (male or female), voice quality (calm or excited), accents, age of caller and speech impediments. Try to obtain the caller's identity.
  • Pay particular attention to background noises, which may give a clue as to the location of the caller.
  • Report the threat immediately by calling 9-1-1
    • The Department of Public Safety 856-256-4911
  • Wait for instructions from emergency responders (e.g., Police Dispatchers, Police, Bomb Squad, etc.)
  • Do not activate the fire alarm, unless instructed to do so by emergency responders.
  • If found do not touch or handle the suspicious package.
DO NOT USE cellular phones or two-way radios near package.