- Don’t play with matches and lighters.
- In case of fire: DON’T HIDE, GO OUTSIDE! Fires are scary, but you should NEVER hide in closets or under beds when there is a fire.
- To escape during a fire; Fall & Crawl. It is easier to breath in a fire if you stay low while getting out.
- If your clothes are on fire; Stop, Drop, and Roll until the fire is out. Shout for help, but don’t run. Running makes fire burn faster.
- Know the locations of fire extinguishers and exits
- Know your school building’s evacuation plan. Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke.
- NEVER go back into a burning building for any reason. If someone is missing, tell the staff/ firefighters.
- Keep calm. Be peaceful. Do not lose mental balance.
- DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there is no a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
- Protect yourself by staying under the lintel of an inner door, in the corner of a class room, under a table.
- Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, (such as lighting fixtures or furniture).
- Do not rush towards the doors or staircase. They may be broken or jammed.
- Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
- Be aware that the electricity may go out.
- Do not move from where you are. However, move away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and utility wires.
- If you are in open space, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings; at exits; and alongside exterior walls. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.