How to React Quickly and Safely to Suspicious Packages and Bomb Threats

Bomb threats are a rare but serious event. How quickly and safely you react can save lives, including your own:

Be Prepared for IEDs and Play a Role in Prevention

Below are counter-IED resources appropriate for individuals, families, travelers, educational and religious institutions, and businesses, as well as law enforcement, emergency services, or security professionals, which provide insight to help increase preparedness and reduce risks associated with potential bombings.

Bomb Threat Guidance:

Awareness Materials:

If you are a law enforcement, emergency services, or security professional, much more information is available through free registration to the full TRIPwire website. Inside you will find valuable resources and much more detail on IED threats and counter-IED activities.

For additional information on how to identify suspicious activity, safety and effectively react to bomb threats, or get additional counter-IED awareness, or planning resources, contact the Office for Bombing Prevention at

Bomb Threat Management Video

  Bomb Threat Management Video

BMAP Video

 Bomb-Making Materials Awareness
          Program (BMAP) Video


 National Counter-IED Capabilities
 Analysis Database (NCCAD) Video