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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

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Out! A guide to emergency evacuations

Abstract

A fictional emotionally disturbed person plants a bomb in a library. He then telephones the reference desk and makes a bomb threat. Steps to deal with this situation include deriving as much useful information as possible during the telephone conversation. The library must be evacuated. The evacuation process might be slower than expected. Many workplaces are obliged to hold evacuation (or fire) drills. The fire wardens can facilitate these drills. Fortunately, bomb threats are rare.

Keywords

Bomb

Bomb threat

Procedures

Caller

Evacuation

Drill

Fire warden

Impediments

Earthquake

Orientation

Voices in Jimmy’s head tell him that libraries are evil. One voice insists that librarians are wicked ...

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