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Disaster Evacuation Information


Fire Prevention

At Home

  • If the gas boiler vibrates or makes noises, or if the red light is on, DISCONTINUE USE until after it has been serviced.
  • Make a habit of checking the status of the electricity, gas, and oil facilities before going to sleep.
  • DO NOT ask children to turn oil-burning stoves on or off.
  • DO NOT leave the kitchen for long periods of time when using the stove, particularly when deep frying food.
  • Keep fire extinguishers appropriate for use at home and make sure you know how you use them.

At the Market

  • Have the building equipped with fire extinguishing facilities and conduct thorough inspections.
  • DO NOT keep large items in the entryway, so as not to block firefighters.
  • Cigarettes are often the cause of fires, so please be extra careful when smoking.
  • DO NOT install electrical facilities without the proper permission or with poorly organized wiring.

Fire Detection

Eyes: Can see smoke and feel stinging sensation.

Ears: Can hear people shouting and the fire alarm ringing.

Nose: Can smell something burning.

Mouth: Can shout “Fire!” to inform other people of the fire.

Skin: Can feel heat.

Fire Evacuation Tips

Create an evacuation plan in case of fire and practice fire drills at home with your family. If you master the fire evacuation plan, you will have a better chance of saving lives and property in the event of a fire. Wherever you are, whether at home or any public place, make sure you are always aware of the location of the nearest exit.

What to Do in Case of Fire


Quickly inform others in the area of the fire.

  • Yell “Fire!” or pull the fire alarm and evacuate.

Quickly get out of the building (house).

  • In the event of a fire, evacuate as soon as possible in a direction leading away from the fire.
  • DO NOT hide out of fear.
  • DO NOT delay your evacuation to take personal items.
  • Once you are outside, DO NOT attempt to go back into the burning building.
  • DO NOT use the elevator; take the stairs instead.

When you have evacuated to a safe place, call 119.

  • Clearly state the location (address or nearby large building or landmark) of the fire.
  • Be informed of tall buildings in the area at all times to make it easier for fire fighters to locate the fire.

Evacuating a Smoke-filled Building

  • Using a handkerchief or a towel, cover your nose and mouth.
  • Stay as low as possible.
  • Place your other hand on the wall.
  • Quickly move towards an exit.

When Trapped inside a Burning Building


  • Do NOT open a door if the door knob is hot.
  • Use towels to seal the cracks between the window sills and frames or between doors and door frames.
  • Wave a towel outside a window as a to signal rescue workers.