Fast Facts: What to Do in a Bombing

If There Is an Explosion

• Take shelter against your desk or a sturdy table.

• Exit the building as soon as possible.

• 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 as soon as possible.

• 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.

This information was taken from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Web site.