Bomb Threats & Nuclear Explosions

Bomb Threat Guide & Software

  • An interactive CD-Rom planning tool for schools created by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Order Free CD-Rom (For Education & Law Enforcement Personnel Only)

Campus Safety Magazine

  • NEW - - How to Prepare Your Campus for a Nuclear Attack (Campus Safety Magazine)
    • College, K-12 and hospital administrators and public safety professionals are no strangers to emergency preparedness. In addition to the threat of natural disasters, campuses more recently have had to contend with the man-made variety, including mass shootings. But preparing for nuclear war seems like something out of the past, from the days when the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a nuclear standoff.
  • NEW - - Shelter in Place Nuclear Detonation (Campus Safety Magazine)
    • According to the Department of Homeland Security, sheltering in place, beneath as many layers of protection as possible, is the best way to avoid radioactive fallout after a detonation. Although finding shelter is the most important first step in surviving a nuclear event, not all shelters are created equal. 

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

  • Bombing Prevention Assistance for K-12 Schools: This product provides K-12 schools and districts with products, tools, and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) strategies to protect, prevent, mitigate, and respond to bombing threats. 

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

  • NEW - - Supporting Youth Affected by the War in Ukraine: Tips for Parents
    • The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military is concerning. Some people may worry about family and friends in Europe, the possibility of service members being at risk, and the potential consequences of the war escalating. The best way to deal with your concerns and sort out your questions is to talk with your friends, family, and teachers. The following suggestions can help.
  • NEW - - Helpful Tips for Teens Affected by the War in Ukraine
    • The invasion of Ukraine by Russian military is having a significant impact on many children and adults. People feel stress, anxiety, and grief. Some people may worry about family and friends in Europe, about the possibility of service members being at risk, or about the threat to global security and economic stability. Children who are (or who are perceived to be) Eastern European may be at risk of bullying or harassment by peers. Families and schools can work together to help children understand their emotional reactions and to teach effective coping and conflict resolution skills. The tips and resources in this document are intended to help you support your children.


  • NEW - - Nuclear Explosion (Ready.Gov) 
    • Fallout is most dangerous in the first few hours after the detonation when it is giving off the highest levels of radiation. It takes time for fallout to arrive back to ground level, often more than 15 minutes for areas outside of the immediate blast damage zones. This is enough time for you to be able to prevent significant radiation exposure by following these simple steps:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • A DHS Bomb Threat Procedures and Checklist has also been created to assist in responding to a bomb threat. Additional information has been created to supplement the video and can be found on the DHS.gov website
  • Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI)
    • Online course for emergency responders and school staff that addresses the issues involved in formulating safe and effective response plans for school bomb incidents.
    • Developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness in conjunction with the Energetic Material Research and Testing Center at the University of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Because the course is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, it is offered at no charge.
    • This is a four-hour online course consisting of five modules - participants may start and stop the course at their convenience.
    • Course methodology includes study text, multimedia participant activities, and end-of-module assessments.
    • CSSRC Staff Review (CSSRC | June 2013)

Ventura County Public Health


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