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SECTION 7

CODE 7 - BOMB THREAT

Code 7 - - Bomb Threat   Page  
       
01. Code 7 - Bomb Threat ………………………………….. Page 02
       
02. CVECO Member Procedures ……………………………. Page 03
       
03. Response To A Bomb Threat …………...…………….…. Page 03
       
04. Coordinating A Search …….………...………………….. Page 04
       
05. Suspicious Object Is Located …………...……………… Page 05
       
06. Removal Of A Suspicious Object …………...…………... Page 05
       

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1. CODE 7 - BOMB THREAT:  
   
   
1.1 This code is used to advise of a bomb threat.
   
   
1.2 Advise the Fire/Police Dispatcher by telephone in clear language if a bomb threat has been received.
   
   
1.3 A Code 7 may be issued over the radio to advise neighbouring industries, but a telephone message will usually be sufficient.
   
   
1.4 If a Code 7 is issued over the CVECO radio, under CVECO agreement, CVECO members are to provide information as outlined on the “CVECO Code Notification Checklist” (Appendix G -Members Only section).
   
- Reference Section 3 “Radio & Telephone Communications Parts 6 and 7
   
   
1.5 If not done with the activation of the code, and the submission of the CVECO checklist (within 10 minutes), the Plant Dispatcher will contact the Fire/Police Dispatch and supply all known information as soon as reasonably possible.
   
     
1.6 Complete CVECO Code Notification Checklist (Appendix G -Members Only section) and fax to Police Dispatch.
   

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2. CVECO MEMBER PROCEDURES:  
   
   
2.1 Each CVECO member will have internal emergency procedures that will outline their actions and/or response to a Bomb Threat - Code 7.
   
2.2 As a minimum the procedures will include.
   
- Information the Plant Dispatcher will provide Police/Fire/ Dispatch.
   
- Internal response plans for a bomb threat
   
- Notification of site personnel, neighbours and local agencies (if warranted).

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3. RESPONSE TO A BOMB THREAT:  
   
   
3.1 Report threat to the local Police authorities. Identify the threat as a Bomb Threat.
   
- Only announce the threat over the CVECO radio if you feel the threat is imminent
   
3.2 The Police will send a representative to your site to investigate the call and fill the role of the Municipal Emergency Site Manager (MESM).
   
3.3 Update the MESM as to the status of your search as it progresses.
   
3.5 If no explosive device if found, notify the Municipal Emergency Site Manager. If the MESM is not at your site notify, Fire/Police Dispatch by phone when the "All Clear” is to be initiated.

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4. COORDINATING A SEARCH:  
   
     
4.1 The CVECO member will conduct their own bomb search.
   
- The Police will respond to provide advice but not search or react unless a device is found.
   
   
4.2 Coordinate a search of your building or plant site using personnel familiar with the area, looking for things out of place or the unusual for the area.
   
   
4.3 Search the obvious locations first.
   
- Look for anything unusual for that specific area.
   
- Searching from waist level down, then waist level up to ceiling.
   
   
4.4 As each area searches their specified zones, they will report to the Industrial Emergency Site Manager (IESM) (search coordinator) that their area is all clear of any suspicious objects
   
- The IESM should track that each area or zone has reported in until all facility areas have been accounted for.
   
   
4.5 Locate anything questionable - Don't touch or attempt to move. Withdraw from immediate area, have the area secured and notify your IESM.

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5. SUSPICIOUS OBJECT IS LOCATED:  
     
     
5.1 Do Not Touch Or Attempt To Move Suspicious Object.
   
5.2 A suggestion is to evacuate an area a minimum three hundred (300) feet in all directions from the suspicious object.
   
5.3 Immediately notify your plant search coordinator (IESM) who will communicate with the Municipal Emergency Site Manager (Police).
   
5.4 If possible place personnel and barricades a minimum of 300 foot perimeter to keep unauthorized personnel from entering the area.
   

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6. REMOVAL OF A SUSPICIOUS OBJECT:  
     
6.1 The Police will arrange for the device to be removed or disposed of.
   
- Your local Police Service will contact a bomb disposal team who is located in London Ontario
   
6.2 The IESM should now decide if any shut down or evacuation is required to minimize damage or injuries.