Department personnel in safely managing and containing the following types of incidents: suspicious packages, improvised explosive devices, military ordnance, orphaned commercial explosives, and booby traps, should contact ____________ for further advice and questions.
HDES(Hazardous Device and Explosives Section)
TRUE OR FALSE: Evacuations should be conducted in a manner that minimizes risk to citizens. When attempting to evacuate people you should attempt to avoid evacuating past the device.
When considering distances that people should be evacuated from a device what one factor should be considered first.
Size of the device (the size of the device equals potential destructive power.)
TRUE OR FALSE: Shielding is important because it can minimize the destructive impact of an explosion.
True (Shielding is provided by buildings, vehicles, and terrain features.)
When attempting to establish a command post at an explosive device incident the primary consideration should be:
a search of the selected site. This ensures that the command post does not become a target of a secondary device meant to injure or kill the first responders.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Evacuations should be conducted in a manner that minimizes risk to citizens. In some cases, people are safer if they can shelter in place. True/False
In the case of suspected devices in schools, evacuation areas should not be areas
where children normally assemble during fire drills
If you have reliable information concerning the time of detonation, the time required to evacuate a building should be compared to the suspected time of detonation. True/False
When conducting an evacuation, the distance of evacuation should be based on what 2 factors:
size and potential destructive power of the explosive.
When you conduct an evacuation you should evacuate people to a point where you can no longer see the device. True/False
Shielding is important because it can minimize the destructive impact of an explosion. Shielding is provided by all of the below EXCEPT:
What are areas/items of Shielding?
PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY ALTHOUGH THIS DUTY IS IMPORTANT, NO PERSON SHOULD EVER BE PLACED IN DANGER TO ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVE. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ACHIEVE THIS GOAL?
STAGING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND FIRE PERSONNEL
ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH UTILITY COMPANIES
WHEN ESTABLISHING A CRIME SCENE PERIMETER IN THE CASE OF A POST-BLAST INVESTIGATION, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NEVER UNDERESTIMATE HOW LARGE AN AREA MAY CONTAIN EVIDENCE. THE RULE OF THUMB IS THAT THE RADIUS SURROUNDING YOUR POST-BLAST SCENE SHOULD BE ______ TIMES THE DISTANCE FROM THE FURTHEST FOUND PIECE OF DEBRIS TO THE SITE OF THE BLAST.
DISRUPTION OF THE PUBLIC'S NORMAL ROUTINE IS OFTENTIMES THE GOAL OF BOMBERS AND BOMB THREAT CALLERS. AS A RESULT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO RESTORE THE NORMAL ROUTINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO DEFEAT THE GOALS OF THE ACTOR. MEMBERS SHOULD:
BE AWARE THAT THIS IS THE LAST CONSIDERATION WHEN RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS INVOLVING SUSPECTED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES.
TRUE OR FALSE? IN ORDER TO CAPTURE ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION REGARDING A BOMB THREAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS BOMB THREAT DATA CARD?S, FORM STD-499. IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECORD THE TIME OF CALL, THE PHONE NUMBER OF THE CALLER (IF AVAILABLE) AND TO DIAL *57 OR THE APPROPRIATE CALL TRACE CODE FOR THE FACILITY WHERE THE NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED.
What is the minimum distance that a command post should be set up in proximity to The scene?
When a bomb threat is called in, prior to evacuation of a building, which is NOT a Factor that must be considered?
size of the building
When evacuation of a building is necessary, which are suggested guidelines for the Shutdown of equipment inside the building?
Shutdown or unplug all electrical devices
Have custodian turn off air conditioning or heating vents
The following should be left unlocked, open, or on prior to a building search:
The route to be used for evacuation should be thoroughly searched prior to being used. True/false
Personnel familiar with the various areas of the building should be available to assist the search team. True/False
With regards to the aforementioned question, the ideal person that would have the above knowledge, as well as, have access to most if not all areas:
True/false briefcase or suitcase bomb can throw fragments further than that of a vehicle bomb.
True/false Inside and Outside searches should be started on the ground level or ground floor.
When searching a room or office how many people should be utilized?
How many sweeps of a room is necessary when responding to a bomb threat?
Depends on the room but at least two
TRUE OR FALSE? When completing the first sweep of a room members shall search from the floor level to waist level. When completing the second sweep of a room members shall search from waist level to head level.
TRUE OR FALSE? When a search of a room is completed a marking shall be placed outside the door on the door frame on the opposite side of the door knob.
TRUE OR FALSE? Metal detectors and magnets shall not be used when searching rooms for an explosive device.
Which of the following are possible characteristics of a suspicious letter or package:
Postmark that does not match the return address
Addressed to title only (such as the Commissioner), or has the wrong title associated with an individual's name
(True or False): If a suspicious package is found, do not open, shake, or smell it. Immediately notify other personnel in the area.
(True or False): If a suspicious package is found, Isolate and limit exposure to it and then immediately contact the Hazardous Device and Explosives Section(HDES) for assistance.
In the event an explosive is not found the officer in charge should state?
No Bombs Found
True/False Building searches shall be conducted from the top to the bottom.
True/False Do not open, shake or smell any suspicious packages
The definition of contraband is:
Any item, the possession of which is prohibited by law.
The definition of explosive material is:
Any material or object of an explosive, hazardous, or dangerous nature which does not fall under the category of evidence or contraband above (e.g., ammunition, gunpowder, military artifacts).
The definition of evidence is:
Any item of tangible property associated with a crime, which is held by HDES and may be utilized for future prosecution.
Troop members handling fireworks shall
Request Hazardous Device and Explosives Section handle fireworks and other contraband items and ensure an inventory of the material is prepared.
Destruction of fireworks can consist of
Providing it to the PSP Mounted Unit for training.
At least one inspection of evidence storage magazines shall be conducted (BARBER):
Upon notification of a bomb threat where a suspicious package is discovered, members shall immediately contact:
The PSP Hazardous Device and Explosives Section (HDES)
When conducting a room search subsequent to a bomb threat the following number of "sweeps" through the room are required:
There is no minimum requirement
Two types of search techniques used in response to bomb threats are:
Overt and covert searches
During a covert search the following is/are true:
The search is usually performed by employees
The search involves walking through specific areas in an attempt to locate suspicious looking objects
The search is not detailed
The search is 50-60% effective
The following is true regarding vehicle searches that involve a specific threat or suspicion:
The Hazardous Device and Explosives Section (HDES) shall be contacted for assistance to conduct the search