If you happen to find a suspicious object or a bag in a public place, do not kick or touch it. Don’t be afraid to look silly and notify the guard about the suspicious item – these people are also there for these purposes. Even if someone simply forgot their bag, notify the administrator – in this case, you will increase the chance of getting the lost item back to its owner.
However, if the security force activation has already begun, stop being curious and continue what you were doing before you found the bag. But don’t run because you might be mistaken for someone interested. If there is an explosion or gunfire, keep your head down on the floor.
If food gets into your airways
Many choking accidents happen because a person is embarrassed to clear their throat in public and so they run to the restroom. But this can turn out to be a fatal mistake. When a piece of food enters the airway, it should be removed as soon as possible. Help from those around you, even if it’s just emotional support, is important. It will save you from panicking. For this reason, you should break the plate or turn the table upside down – your task is to attract everyone’s attention.
So what should a person do if they find themselves choking? In general, blows between the shoulder blades are not very effective. Coughing naturally and exhaling forcefully after taking a deep, slow inhale will help push the piece of food out of the throat. Firefighter and paramedic Jeff Rehman has devised a special method that involves only two operations. The first is that you have to stand on all fours, your arms should be straight and your fists should be on the floor. The second way is to slam your arms forward and bring your chest to the floor. It will cause your lungs to push the air out with the piece of food into your throat.
If you’re hiking and a sudden thunderstorm hits, you should try to stay away from the people you’re traveling with. Yes, you need to find a shelter but you should walk calmly and keep 6-8 feet apart. Look for trees that aren’t that tall with a thick canopy. If you are in the mountains, start walking downhill and look for lower ground. If you’re in a field, don’t hide in a haystack – lightning can strike there. When there is no shelter around, you will have to lie or sit on the ground. Sit down, bend your knees, put your head between your knees – that will keep you safe. To protect yourself from wet soil, place a plastic bag or some twigs between you and the ground. All metal objects (including switched off phones) should be kept 15 feet away from you.
Before a thunderstorm, the wind stops blowing or changes direction. There’s a simple way to understand how far ahead the storm is, whether it’s moving toward you or it’s passing you. Count the seconds between lightning and thunder. The less likely you are to count, the closer the storm is. By the way, if you multiply the number of seconds by 1.000 feet, you should be able to figure out the approximate distance the storm came to you.
If you find yourself in a bushfire, figure out which wind direction and direction the fire is spreading. Leave your dangerous position perpendicular to the direction of the fire. If the wind blows behind you, the fire can catch up with you. If you can’t get out of the fire, a body of water will increase your chances of survival. Get in the water and cover yourself with wet clothes.
If there is no water nearby, try to find a slope or a clearing in the woods. Remember that the air is less smoky than in an open space, which means you should be breathing while crouching down to the ground. Some memos for tourists recommend clearing branches and leaves, digging a hole, covering yourself with moist soil, and waiting there until the fire stops. If possible, make sure to notify 911 about the wildfire.
Falling on the subway tracks
If you happen to fall onto the subway tracks, the first thing you’ll immediately want to do (but forbid to do this) is to try to get back onto the platform from the side of the contact rod. A steel contact rail is a yellow metal construction along the tunnel and it charges!
Here’s what you should do instead: Shout and cry for help so that the subway staff notifies the train driver that there is a person on the tracks. Move in the direction opposite to the direction a train is going. The black and white stripes drawn on the ground and on the walls will help you find the first stop. Get the driver’s attention by shouting, waving with the help of the phone (phone screen must be on).
If the train is approaching, “turn on” your calm personality. Lie face down in the middle of the track. Don’t be afraid of noise, warm air, or even sparks. Inhale and hold your breath. Then inhale – exhale – inhale again – it will help you avoid falling into a state of panic. Do not change your position until you are rescued.
If you accidentally encounter flash floods, don’t panic. You need to quickly move to the ground with the nearest higher floor. If that’s not possible, go upstairs or to the attic. If you are in a separate house, not an apartment complex, lifeguards recommend getting on the roof and tying children and the elderly to the chimney. You should not climb on trees, pillars or fragile structures because water can wash them away and they will fall.
Remember to bring some water, food and a blanket with you. You should be able to attract the attention of a lifeguard with the help of an exposed white sheet or a light curtain.
Lost in the forest
Rescuers have learned a lot about the behavior of people lost in the woods. Usually they “go into” survival mode, but some people can panic. Rescuers have classified this behavior as: “this way I guess” – that is, when a person runs around in the woods, missing landmarks like paths, rivers, glaciers and even roads. All of this panic resulted in the person having to leave the designated search and rescue area. When a person panics, they may even “see” some forest creature, UFO, or have other hallucinations. Also, some people don’t ask for help from people they meet along the way (because of their pride or because they think they can only rely on themselves).
Now, let’s talk about the appropriate actions to take. Do not panic. If you have a phone, call 911 or your loved ones. Keep your phone close to your body because the battery will die faster when exposed to cold. Find landmarks like water, power lines, or paths. Sometimes a road can lead to swamps, grasslands or it can simply disappear, but that means people use this way to do things and the other end of the road can lead Populated areas.
Don’t confuse these with animal tracks, which often walk along hanging branches. You can see the footsteps of animals on these paths and they can take you to a waterhole or nowhere.
You probably already know what to do if you get burned, but the toplist will remind you anyway. Don’t use any of the “ex-wife’s stories” methods: don’t apply anything on the burn and don’t spray anything on it either. You must not touch the burn with your hands and do not tear any fabric that is attached to the burned area.
You should soak the burned body part in clean cold water for 5-10 minutes or continue pouring water on top. You should then wrap it with a sterile bandage. You should soak the bandage in a 2% solution of baking soda or alcohol. Drink plenty of water – tea and mineral water also work.
Insect bites or stings can cause swelling and even breathing problems. Adrenaline can save you from suffocation, but only a doctor can inject it – in an emergency, you need to call an ambulance. But what would you do if the accident happened in the wild?
Ask people around them if they have antihistamines. You need to apply a cold compress to the burned area to get rid of the swelling. Don’t use wives’ tales like “sprinkling cold earth on the bite”. Instead, apply a absorbent plastic bag to the burned area.
In an emergency, grab the handrail or push your foot against the wall or seat. Lying down on the floor is the safest option. Wait until the train comes to a complete stop to turn back. Don’t get up after the first blow, as it could be followed by some stronger shocks. Then you should get out of the carriage by the door or the window – everything depends on the situation. If you must break a window, be sure to close it first to protect yourself from a possible fire. Smash the glass with any heavy object you can find around you like a suitcase, railing, etc. Remove the glass from the window and carefully jump out, preferably on the field side of the track.
Conductors can be placed on the ground, which is why your steps should be no more than 25 inches apart. This will help you create a “plus sign” and a “minus sign” between your feet. Be aware that there can also be an explosion that appears. Move away to a safe distance and wait for help.
Snakes never attack first, and if they do, they will only defend themselves. At first, the snake will issue a warning: the cobra begins to shake its tail, while the snake curls up and begins to hiss violently when it feels threatened. Snakes fear humans just as humans fear snakes.
If you notice a snake and hear a hissing sound, you need to stay still and give it a chance to leave or just back away. If the snake has entered an attack position, immediately move back and do not make any strong movements. Don’t try to protect yourself with your outstretched arms – it will only provoke the snake to bite you. The best thing you can do in this situation is to leave the snake alone and move away peacefully.