Bomb Threat

If the bomb threat is made by phone:

  • Don’t hang up, let the caller hang up first.
  • Try to get as much information as possible. 
  • Get the person to repeat him- or herself, or pretend you can’t hear to buy time. 
  •  Pay special attention to the following elements: gender, age, accent, language spoken, tone of voice (high or low), speech rhythm and emotions (angry, calm, agitated), background noises.
  • Depending on the situation and what is possible, try to obtain the following information: the time at which the bomb will go off, the type of bomb, the people being targeted and the reason, the location of the bomb, the name and number on the phone’s Caller ID.
  • Contact Security at extension 55 (internal phone system) to alert them to the situation and share relevant information. 
  • Security may then ask you to come to the Security Operations Centre, located at the entrance of pavilion A.


  • Wait until Security orders evacuation. Security officers must inspect evacuation routes to ensure that there is no danger (suspicious packages). 
  • Stay calm.
  • Dress according to the outdoor temperature, but don’t make a detour to get clothing (for example, don’t go to your locker). 
  • Evacuate the area via the closest emergency staircase. Don’t take the elevator. 
  • Keep a safe distance from the building. 
  • Go to the designated meeting point.
  • Do not go back inside for any reason.

Returning to the building

  • You can return to the building as soon as Security announces that it is safe to do so.
  • This authorization will be announced over a megaphone at the meeting point.