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.