Friday, September 25, 2015

Suspicious Device

Los Angeles Police Department gets about one real bomb threat every week.  That's once a week they respond to a bomb call and the device is a real bomb.  About one in ever four calls they get is a real bomb.  How should you behave if you get a bomb threat?

The first issue is safety.  It a threat is plausible, if the danger is reasonable, then evacuate people.  If you have discovered a device that may be a bomb, then evacuate people.  The evacuation may cause people to be afraid, it may cause a lack of productivity, but it is better than getting people killed.

If you are not sure something is a bomb or not, err on the side of caution.  Bombs are often set off by remote control or by a timing device.  Using your cell phone or radio might trigger the bomb.  Call for help on a land line if possible.  If not back off and use your car radio to call for assistance; that's what the SGT Says.

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