Many businesses opt for option three which is a search of the premises and the evacuation of the building if a suspicious package or device is found.
Regardless of the response option selected by your company, it is important to have an established plan of action in the event a bomb threat is received. As with all emergency situations, preparation is the key.
WHEN A BOMB THREAT IS RECEIVED
If you receive a bomb threat by mail:
- Save all material received
- Attempt to handle the package and contents as little as possible to preserve fingerprints, postage marks, etc.
- Report the threat to police and to Cushman & Wakefield as soon as possible
If you receive a bomb threat by telephone:
- Never transfer the call
- Try to remain calm, do not interrupt and listen carefully to the caller's message
- Obtain as much information as possible
- Never assume the threat is a hoax
- Never argue with or ridicule the caller
- Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist
- Report the threat to police and to Cushman & Wakefield as soon as the call is complete
When Cushman & Wakefield is notified of the bomb threat, we will:
- Confirm that the police have been notified
- Dispatch personnel to the building
- Notify tenant representatives within the affected building(s)
- Meet with law enforcement officials
- Initiate a search of the premises
- Update tenants as any new information becomes available