Bomb or Explosive Threat

Bomb or Explosive Threat

If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT. Clear the area and call Public Safety for emergencies by dialing 9-1-1. Dial ext. 3111 or 973-596-3111 for all other assistance and information.

Any person receiving a phone call bomb threat should ask the caller:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb located?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • Why did you place this bomb?
  • What is your name?

Keep the caller talking as long as possible and record the following:

  • Time of call
  • Age and sex of caller
  • Speech pattern, accent, possible nationality, etc.
  • Emotional state of caller
  • Background noise

Report the incident immediately to NJIT Department of Public Safety. The Public Safety dispatcher will then notify the following:

  • City of Newark Police Department
  • Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety
  • Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations

NJIT Public Safety and/or local police personnel will conduct a detailed bomb search. The university community will follow the directions of the emergency responders.

When a bomb threat report has been received, evacuate the building in an orderly fashion. Walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.

DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE, EXPLOSION, OR ALARM ACTIVATION. DO NOT PANIC OR CAUSE OTHERS TO PANIC.

Once outside, move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building or as directed by emergency response officials. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.

If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary

DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless told to do so by University or responding emergency response officials.

Do not reenter the building or area until authorized by local emergency responders.

 

 

Updated 4.5.18