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Emergency Information

In the Event of a Bomb Threat


If you see a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, do not handle the object. Clear the area and immediately call the police at 9-1-1.

If you receive a phone call that a bomb or other explosive device has been placed on campus should attempt to keep the caller talking as long as possible and ask:

  • When is the bomb or whatever going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb right now?
  • What kind of bomb it?
  • What does it look like?
  • Why did you place the bomb?
  • Where are you calling from?
  • What is your name?

Immediately notify the police at 9-1-1 and supply them with the information outlined above. Save your notes so that you may turn it over to Police officers later.

If you receive suspicious mail, do not further handle the letter, envelope or package. Report to your supervisor/dean and call the police at 9-1-1.

  1. Law enforcement officers will conduct a detailed bomb search. Employees are requested to make a cursory inspection of their area for suspicious objects and to report the location to the Police at 9-1-1.
  2. If warranted, evacuate the building quickly by walking to the nearest exit, alerting people as you go. Assist the disabled in exiting the building (see Assisting Students with Disabilities guidelines).
  3. To the best of your ability, and without re-entering the building, assist Police officers or college staff in their attempts to determine that everyone has evacuated safely.
  4. Once outside, move to a clear area at least 300 feet away from the affected building(s). Keep walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. DO NOT return to a building until told to do so.
  6. If a campus wide evacuation notice is given, evacuate the campus as per instructions in the Evacuation Procedures guidelines.


Emergency Web site
Contact: Pippa Gibson
Phone: 408.864.8936
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Last Updated: 1/27/12