New video shows how to respond to bomb threats

New video shows how to respond to bomb threats

Emergency responders are trained to spring into action in the event of a bomb threat, but how should the average person react to an anonymous, threatening call?

In partnership with local Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor Marty Smith, the University of Central Florida (UCF) developed training for employees that teaches them the right steps to help law enforcement catch people who call in threats.

“We were monitoring the rash of bomb threats nationwide,” said UCF Director of Security and Emergency Management Jeff Morgan. “As we were updating our bomb threat policy, we searched for a video to help us educate students, faculty, and staff. With our DHS partners we created a new training tool that can be used by all types of organizations.”

The video—now available online—trains those who receive a threat to react calmly, gather important information and then report the situation to police.

Go here to download and print the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bomb Threat Checklist used in the video.

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