Explosions Preparedness


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If There is an Explosionexplosions

  • 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 There is a Fire

  • 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.
  • Do not use elevators
  • 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 don't 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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