Emergencies - What to Do?! : Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat

A Bomb Threat is a threat, usually verbal or written, to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists. Typically delivered by telephone the majority of such threats are intended to cause disruption, revenge or play practical jokes, rather than warning of real devices.

View/ Print/ Download the UM Bomb Threat Data Form.
View/ Print/ Download the Bomb Threat Stand-Off Card.


  • Call Public Safety: 305-243-6000.
  • Use the UM Bomb Threat Data Form.
  • If you receive a bomb threat via phone ask the following questions:
    • What time/day is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb located?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause it to explode?
    • Did you place the bomb?
    • Why?
    • What is your address?
    • What is your name?
  • Attempt to identify the characteristics of the caller:
    • Male or Female
    • Accent
    • Sober or Intoxicated
    • Nervous or Calm
    • Other identifiable characteristics in the caller’s voice
    • Background noise

Bomb Threat Response Video