If there is an explosion:
- Take shelter against your desk or a sturdy table.
- Exit the building ASAP.
- Do not use the 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 and look for an alternate way out.
- Do not use elevators.
- If you should 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 by debris:
- If possible, use a flashlight to signal your location to rescuers.
- Avoid unnecessary movements so that you dont kick up dust.
- Cover your nose and mouth with anything you have on hand. Any dense-weave cotton material can act as a good filter to breathe through.
- 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, as shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.