Saturday, September 29, 2012

Preparedness Tip of the Day

September 29th

If there is an explosion:
.. Take shelter against your desk or a sturdy table.
• Exit the building immediately.
• 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 immediately.
• If there is smoke, crawl under the smoke to the nearest exit and use a 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
• 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 your clothes catch on fire, stop-drop-and-roll to put out the fire. Do not run.
e If you are at home, go to your previously designated outside meeting place.
• Account for your family members and carefully supervise small children.
• GET OUT and STAY OUT. Never go back into a burning building.
• Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.

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