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Explosion

Chemicals, leaking gas, faulty boilers, or falling aircraft are some possible causes of life-threatening explosions.

If you hear or are in the areas of an explosion:
  • Call Public Safety at 717-291-3939 or dial 911
  • Be prepared for possible further explosions
  • Crawl under a table or desk
  • Stay away from windows, mirrors, filing cabinets, bookcases, overhead fixtures, and electrical equipment
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious immediate danger (of fire, building collapse, etc.)
  • Before opening a door, first feel the door for heat
    • If a door is warm, do not open the door
    • If a door is cool, open the door carefully and proceed with extreme caution
  • Watch for falling objects
  • Do not use elevators
  • Accompany and assist persons with disabilities
  • Do not use matches or lighters
  • Use the telephones for emergency service calls only.
  • If the fire alarm sounds, evacuate the building