Building Explosions

Explosions can collapse buildings and cause fires. People who live or work in a multi-level building can do the following:

  1. Review emergency evacuation procedures. Know where emergency exits are located.
  2. Keep fire extinguishers in working order. Know where they are located, and learn how to use them.
  3. Learn first aid. Contact the local chapter of the American Red Cross for information and training.
  4. Building owners should keep the following items in a designated place on each floor of the building:
    • Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
    • Several flashlights and extra batteries
    • First aid kit and manual
    • Several hard hats
    • Fluorescent tape to rope off dangerous areas