Fortunately, the vast majority of bomb threats are false alarms. Unfortunately, it is difficult to differentiate false alarms from genuine threats. As little publicity as possible should be given to the incident, since the objective of the caller is usually to disrupt normal business functions by causing the building to be evacuated. There are at least two reasons why bomb threats are a serious problem:
- Serious personal injury can result if an explosive or fire generating device is activated.
- Valuable work time is lost during building evacuations.
It is important to relate the instructions below not only to Tenant Emergency Response Team members but also to all individuals answering the telephones at your company.