Annex A: Bomb Threat Response Plan
Department: Residence Life
Departmental Emergency Contact: Campus Police
The purpose of this plan is to establish the policy and procedures to be followed in the event of a bomb threat in the residence halls.
In the event a bomb threat occurs in the residence halls, Residence Life Staff will work with Campus Police to provide information or identify any suspicious packages or items construed to be of an explosive nature.
In the event of a bomb threat Residence Life Staff should respond according to the information provided by the ALERTUS Emergency System and the Instant Messaging System.
If a Residence Life Staff Member or student receives the actual bomb threat by phone:
If a Residence Life Staff Member is informed of a bomb threat:
Immediate communications will be made through the ALERTUS or WU Alert notification systems whenever possible. Other notification systems may be employed as well.
The Residence Life “Crisis Communication Plan” will be activated.
Residence Life, 803/323-2223
Emergency responders will have total control of the scene. Residence Life Staff will respond as requested.
Review and be familiar with the Residence Life “Building Evacuation Plan” and “Crisis Communication Plan.”