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 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.