"Be Prepared Stamford!"

Be prepared for a variety of situations--even if you're separated

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  • Note where the closest emergency exit is.
  • Be sure you know another way out in case your first choice is blocked.
  • Take cover against a desk or table if things are falling.
  • Move away from file cabinets, bookshelves or other things that might fall.
  • Face away from windows and glass.
  • Move away from exterior walls.
  • Determine if you should stay put, "shelter-in-place" or get away.
  • Listen for and follow instructions .
  • Take your emergency supply kit, unless there is reason to believe it has been contaminated.
  • Do not use elevators .
  • Stay to the right while going down stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up .