History has shown us that many active threat incidents are premeditated and involve significant planning. In some instances, part of the suspects attack plan includes bombs, explosives, and booby traps. Responders should be provided with a basic working knowledge of these topics, which may be needed if they encounter such a device specifically DURING an active threat event. Established protocol and bomb threat emergency plans should be observed if discovery is absent an active threat.

  • Do not touch or move
  • No electronic communication when in close proximity
  • Assess, mark if time/able, pass, and continue to move to active threat
  • Booby Traps and identifiers (trip wires, etc.)