Keep Door Closed

Wet Cloth to Cover Nose

No Elevators

Do not Open Hot Door





Have Emergency Kit

Leave Quickly

Crawl low in Smoke

Take Cover

If There is an Explosion

* Take shelter against your desk or a sturdy table.

* Exit the building ASAP.

* Do not use elevators.

* Check for fire and other hazards.

* Take your emergency supply kit if time allows.

If You Are in Burning Building

* Exit the building ASAP.

* Crawl low if there is smoke

* Use a wet cloth, if possible, to cover your nose and mouth.

* Use the back of your hand to feel the upper, lower, and middle parts of closed doors.

* If the door is not hot, brace yourself against it and open slowly.

* If the door is hot, do not open it. Look for another way out.

* If you catch fire, do not run. Stop-drop-and-roll to put out the fire.

* If you are at home, go to a previously designated meeting place.

* Account for your family members and carefully supervise small children.

* Never go back into a burning building.

If You Are Trapped in Debris

* If possible, use a flashlight to signal your location to rescuers.

* Avoid unnecessary movement so that you do not kick up dust.

* Cover your nose and mouth with anything you have on hand. (Dense-weave cotton material can act as a good filter. Try to breathe through the material.)

* Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are.

* If possible, use a whistle to signal rescuers.

* Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause a person to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.



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