High-Rise Buildings

If you live or work in a high-rise building, keep these things in mind:

  • Note where the closest emergency exit is.
  • Know another way out in case your first choice is blocked.
  • Take cover under a desk or table if things are falling.
  • Stay 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 where you are or get away.
  • Listen for and follow instructions.
  • Take your emergency supply kit.
  • Never use elevators.
  • Stay to the right while going down stairwells to allow emergency workers to come up.