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Code Black

The purpose of a Code Black is to identify an actual Bomb Threat or a Suspicious/Unexpected letter or parcel. If a bomb threat is present or a suspicious or unexpected letter or parcel is identified immediate action is taken to maintain safety; assess the threat; isolate the affected area and ensure appropriate local authorities are involved to eliminate any potential danger.

A suspicious package could include:

  • Fictitious return address
  • Misspelled words
  • Rigid or bulky
  • Crystallization on wrapping
  • No return address
  • Strange odour

If you identify a bomb threat or a suspicious or unexpected letter or parcel dial 5999 immediately and state your name, location and describe the emergency.