1. Don’t play with matches and lighters.
  2. 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.
  3. To escape during a fire; Fall & Crawl. It is easier to breath in a fire if you stay low while getting out.
  4. 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.
  5. Know the locations of fire extinguishers and exits
  6. Know your school building’s evacuation plan. Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  7. NEVER go back into a burning building for any reason. If someone is missing, tell the staff/ firefighters.


If indoors

  1. Keep calm. Be peaceful. Do not lose mental balance.
  2. 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.
  3. Protect yourself by staying under the lintel of an inner door, in the corner of a class room, under a table.
  4. Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, (such as lighting fixtures or furniture).
  5. Do not rush towards the doors or staircase. They may be broken or jammed.
  1. 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.
  2. Be aware that the electricity may go out.

If outdoors

    1. Do not move from where you are. However, move away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and utility wires.
  1. 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.