Emergency Response Guidelines Building Collapses

Report a collapse
evacuate to a safe place.

Founding sings of collapseshout loudly or press the alarm bell to let people know and evacuate.

Storms & Torrential Rain

Call 119 to inform the location of the building with signs of collapse.

Collapse signs
evacuate to a safe place.

When the bottom of the building cracks or sinks

evacuate to a safe place.

When windows or doors are twisted and difficult to open and close

evacuate to a safe place.

When the columns rise

evacuate to a safe place.

When there are web-shaped crackson the columns or suddenly sagging floors

evacuate to a safe place.

When you smell gas or there is a smoky or acrid smellas suddenly the wind blows within the building

evacuate to a safe place.

When an explosion or a loud cracking is continuously heard

Inside a Collapsed Building
evacuate to a safe place.

Evacuate to a safe place with firm walls such as elevator and stair halls.

evacuate to a safe place.

Find a way out of the building and help When windows or doors are twisted and difficult to open and close the wounded, the sick, the elderly, and pregnant women evacuate first.

evacuate to a safe place.

Evacuate promptly in an orderly mannerwhile protecting your head from falling objects.

evacuate to a safe place.

Avoid removing obstacleson the move, and be prepared for further collapses as you evacuate.

evacuate to a safe place.

Stay in a safe place, and do not use broken stairs or elevators.

evacuate to a safe place.

Use a flashlight instead of a match orn a lighter to avoid an explosion in case of a gas leak.

When Trapped in Collapsed Structures
evacuate to a safe place.

Do not use up your energy doing unnecessary actions or yelling.

evacuate to a safe place.

Cover your nose and mouth with clothing or cloth to minimize dust inhalation.

evacuate to a safe place.

Regularly knock on walls and pipes to call for help.

evacuate to a safe place.

Turn your mobile phone on for short periods of time to conserve the battery because its radio waves help trace people trapped in a collapsed building.

evacuate to a safe place.

Find food and water, and maintain your body temperature in the hope of a rescue.

evacuate to a safe place.

Stay under a strong table or by a firm doorless wall to be prepared for a second collapse or falling objects.

  • Source: SAFEKOREA website