Finding explosives or munitions
Once you've found an explosive
- Do not touch the explosive. The move can activate it
- Report the find to 112 and follow the instructions
- Warn people in the vicinity and do not let anyone near the object found
The Estonian Rescue Board bomb groups are always ready to respond to a bomb scare. Changes in the international security environment have made the population cautious about suspicious packages or unidentified luggage. In case of detecting a suspicious object, you should always think beforehand what the danger may be and whether reporting of the find is justified.
If you think that it is an orphan explosive object then:'
- Do not touch the suspected bomb. The move can activate it
- Report the find to 112 and be available to the EOD team on the phone
- Warn people in the vicinity and do not let anyone near the object found.
The Estonian Rescue Board bomb squads who respond to the challenges 24/7 perform explosive ordinance removal in mainland and inland water bodies. They are mostly engaged in the destruction of old unexploded ordnances. They are also ready to respond to suspected bomb and explosion-related incidents. If you have found an object that is a potentially explosive object or an object similar to an explosive device, do not touch it under any circumstances, but report it to the phone 112.