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Explosion

In the event of explosion in the building, employees should take the following actions:

  • Immediately take cover under tables, desks, or anything else that provides protection against flying glass and debris.

  • After the immediate effects of the explosion have subsided, call the Department of Public Safety, 6-6666.

  • If necessary, activate the building fire alarm system.

  • Evacuate the immediate area of the explosion (see Evacuation section of this guide).

  • Seek out and assist injured and disabled persons in evacuating the building. Exit via the stairway. Do not use the elevator.

  • Once outside, move at least 150 away from the building and proceed to the designated area for evacuation. Keep roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.

Wait for instructions from public safety officers or other emergency personnel. Do not reenter the building until instructed to do so.