ARE YOU READY?
4. Learn where emergency exits are lo-cated in buildings you frequent. No-tice where exits are when you enter unfamiliar buildings. Plan how to get out of a building, subway or congestedpublic area or trafc. Note wherestaircases are located. Notice heavy or breakable objects that could move, fallor break in an explosion.5. Assemble a disaster supply kit at home and learn rst aid. Separate thesupplies you would take if you had toevacuate quickly, and put them in a backpack or container, ready to go.6. Be familiar with different types of reextinguishers and how to locate them.Know the location and availability of hard hats in buildings in which youspend a lot of time.
Protection against cyber attacks
Cyber attacks target computer or tele-communication networks of critical infra-structures such as power systems, trafccontrol systems, or nancial systems.Cyber attacks target information tech-nologies (IT) in three different ways. First,is a direct attack against an informationsystem “through the wires” alone (hack-ing). Second, the attack can be a physicalassault against a critical IT element. Third,the attack can be from the inside as a re-sult of compromising a trusted party withaccess to the system.1. Be prepared to do without services younormally depend on that could be dis-rupted—electricity, telephone, naturalgas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATM machines, and internet transac-tions.2. Be prepared to respond to ofcialinstructions if a cyber attack triggersother hazards, for example, generalevacuation, evacuation to shelter, or shelter-in-place, because of hazardousmaterials releases, nuclear power plant incident, dam or ood control systemfailures.
Preparing for abuilding explosion
Explosions can collapse buildings andcause res. People who live or work in a multi-level building can do the following:1. Review emergency evacuation proce-dures. Know where emergency exitsare located.2. Keep re extinguishers in workingorder. Know where they are located,and learn how to use them.3. Learn rst aid. Contact the local chap-ter of the American Red Cross for infor-mation and training.4. Building owners should keep thefollowing items in a designated placeon each oor of the building.• Portable, battery-operated radio andextra batteries• Several ashlights and extra batteries• First aid kit and manual• Several hard hats• Fluorescent tape to rope off dan-gerous areas
If you receive a bomb threat, get as muchinformation from the caller as possible.Keep the caller on the line and recordeverything that is said. Then notify thepolice and the building management.If you are notied of a bomb threat, do not touch any suspicious packages. Clear thearea around suspicious packages and no-tify the police immediately. In evacuatinga building, don’t stand in front of windows,