Sep 17 20130 comments
There has been a few explosions in Lebanon, lately. This is a quick guide for Lebanese as to what to do in case of an explosion in Lebanon:
- Take cover
- Be wary of fires and other hazards
- Exit the building
- Once you are out - do not stand in front of windows, glass doors, gas station
- Stay away – Keep at least a 15 meters distance from the event location, allowing rescuers to do their job, unless you are requested otherwise.
- Keep pathways clear - for emergency vehicles.
- In case of fire – do not use elevators.
- Call emergency – Call 112 and describe the event as well as its location.
- Do not go back
- Do not smoke - There might be gas leakage and a fire might ignite.
- Avoid unnecessary movement, in order not to pick up dust.
- Cover your mouth and nose with anything you have on hand (as long as you can still breathe). Dense-weave cotton material can create a good filter.
- Signal your location:
- Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are.
- Use a whistle or a flashlight.
- Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause a person to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
- It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
- Learn how to use an extinguisher prior to the event.