Whenever dealing with explosions, all persons should be alert to the potential for secondary or 
subsequent explosions.

What to do in the event of:


  • Evacuate away from the danger using the nearest campus emergency exit.
  • Move at least 300 feet away from the building/bomb.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • If unable to evacuate, immediately get under a sturdy table or desk if objects are falling around you.
  • Stay below any smoke at all times. Crawl on the floor if necessary.


Trapped in debris

  • Use a flashlight to help rescuers locate you.
  • Stay in your area so you do not kick up dust.
  • Cover your mouth with your clothing or a handkerchief.
  • Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can locate you.
  • Shout as a last resort. Shouting can cause a person to inhale dangerous amounts of dust particles.


There is fire

  • Stay low to the floor and exit the building quickly and calmly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a wet cloth.
  • Use fire extinguishers if safe to do so.
  • Test closed doors for heat with the palm of your hand and forearm on the lower and upper portions of the door. If it is hot or warm to the touch, do not open and seek an alternate escape route.
  • Never use water on an electrical fire.
  • If caught in smoke, drop to your hands and knees and crawl; breathe shallowly through your nose and use your clothing as a filter.
  • If you must move through flames, hold your breath, move quickly, cover your head and hair, keep your head down and close your eyes as much as possible.
  • If you clothes catch fire stop, drop, and roll until the fire is out.
  • If you are in a room and cannot escape, leave the door closed, stay low to the floor and hang a white or light-colored cloth outside the window.
  • Avoid breaking windows as it can cause a fire/smoke draft and draw fire, smoke, or chemicals to you.