Suspicious Package / Substance
Note: Ensure responder safety
1. Initial Screening:
Is there a written threat with the package?
Was there any other associated threat?
Is it part of another device such as an improvised explosive device?
Are there medical indications concerning a hazardous material exposure?
Title but no name
Misspellings of common words
Excessive weight Oily stains, discolorations
No return address
Lopsided or uneven envelope
Protruding wire / aluminum foil
Ticking Sound “Personal” or “Confidential”
Is the recipient / victim a likely target of attack?
2. Response to Credible Anthrax Threats / WMD Devices:
Isolate and secure immediate area around substance
Contact: FBI, EOD, Fire, and HazMat
If powder is not contained — cover if possible
Consider shutting down HVAC system
Have responsible party / building maintenance supervisor available to assist emergency responders
Coordinate appropriate evacuation plan
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