In most cases, bomb threats are intended to disrupt business operations. Despite this fact, all bomb threats should be taken seriously. It is important to obtain as much information as possible, accurately relay this information to both the police and building management, and implement a cautious, systematic response plan.
ALL BOMB THREATS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO:
|Law Enforcement Authorities||911|
|TriStar Southern Hills Security||(615) 781-4000|
|HCA Property Services||(866) 708-6358|
|Cushman & Wakefield Property Management||(615) 459-4299|
It is Cushman & Wakefield's policy to cooperate fully with law enforcement and fire department personnel. If the police or fire departments recommend the evacuation of the building or portions of the building, this information will be relayed to tenant representatives immediately. In many cases, law enforcement and fire department personnel will not offer recommendations on whether or not to evacuate the premises. In those cases, each tenant must evaluate the available information and form their own decision to evacuate or not evacuate the building. Cushman & Wakefield personnel will relay all available information regarding the threat to each tenant representative, but Cushman & Wakefield personnel will not offer any recommendations to evacuate or not evacuate unless instructed to do so by authorized law enforcement or fire department personnel.
According to Bomb and Physical Security Planning, a publication by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, there are three possible responses to a bomb threat:
- Ignore the threat.
- Evacuate Immediately.
- Search and evacuate if warranted.