Worst Case Scenario. What to do if you are in danger:.
Worst Case Scenario
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you can be taken off the street, from a car, or from your hotel room or residence. The best opportunity for escape is in the beginning, during the confusion of the apprehension while you are still in a public place. If escape is impossible or too risky, you should nevertheless try to cause as much commotion as safely possible to draw attention to the situation. You need to make others aware that an abduction has taken place so that the authorities are notified and the search can begin. Otherwise, it could be hours or days before your absence is reported.
If someone tries to kidnap you
While being confined and transported, do not struggle. Calm yourself mentally and concentrate on surviving. Attempt to visualize the route being taken, make a mental note of turns, street noise, smells, etc. Try to keep track of the amount of time spent between points. You will be asked questions about this after your release in an effort to determine where you were held.
If put into the trunk of a car- kick or punch out the tail lights. Stick your hand out and wave. This has saved lights by alerting other drivers that someone is in the trunk.
Try to establish a rapport with your captors. Family is a universal subject. So are sports and many hobbies. Your goal should be to get the hostage takers to view you as a real person, rather than simply an object. Listen actively to their feelings and concerns, but never praise, participate in, or debate their “cause
Speak normally. Don’t complain. Avoid being belligerent and comply with all orders and instructions. Once a level of rapport or communication is achieved, try asking for items that will increase your personal comfort. Don’t be afraid to ask for anything you need or want such as medicines, books, or papers. Make requests in a reasonable, low-key manner.
1. File a police report. Your bank and credit reporting agencies will need a copy of this report and its case number. Make sure to explain to the police officer:
When you first noticed your wallet missing;
Where you think it was lost or stolen; and
The types of currency and information that were in it.
2. Notify your bank.
Provide a copy of the police report and case number.
You may need to close your accounts and move your funds to new ones.
Ask your bank to contact the major check verification companies. They need to notify stores not to accept any further checks from your account.
Cancel your ATM. Get a new one and set it up with a new PIN.
If you lose your purse or wallet
3. Cancel all of your credit cards immediately. Your credit card companies will send you a new credit card with a new credit card number. They may also ask you about recent transactions to determine if they are yours.
4. Notify the three major credit reporting agencies:
Equifax – 1-800-525-6285
TransUnion – 1-800-680-7289
Experian – 1-888-397-3742
For each of these agencies, ask for the fraud or security department. Ask them to put a fraud alert on your credit report.
5. A few weeks after the incident, get a free copy of your credit report to determine if fraudulent transactions have been made in your name.
Get everyone out of the car and off the tracks. If a train is coming immediately, run towards the train to avoid being hit by any shrapnel from your car.
Regardless of how a vehicle ends up stuck on the tracks, once it is stuck time is of the essence. Get everyone out of the vehicle and safely away from the tracks. Then locate the Department of Transportation (DOT) identification of the crossing. It is often posted on a rectangular sign below the cross-buck. (Railroad Crossing sign in the shape of an X) If it is not located on the cross-buck, it may also be located on the signal control box at active railroad crossings. Call the 1-800 number on the sign and tell the railroad of the emergency. They will begin the process of stopping any trains that are headed your way. With some good luck, there won't be any that can't be stopped before it is too late. If you can't locate the DOT identification of the crossing dial 911 and give them the information. There will be a delay in getting the information relayed to the railroad, but at least the vital information that train crew needs, to get stopped before they unceremoniously destroy your vehicle, will be given to them.
If your car gets stuck on the train tracks
If you're in a room with the door closed when the fire breaks out, you need to take a few extra steps:
Check to see if there's heat or smoke coming in the cracks around the door. (You're checking to see if there's fire on the other side.)
If you see smoke coming under the door — don't open the door!
If you don't see smoke — touch the door. If the door is hot or very warm — don't open the door!
If you don't see smoke — and the door is not hot — then use your fingers to lightly touch the doorknob. If the doorknob is hot or very warm — don't open the door!
If your house is on fire
If the doorknob feels cool, and you can't see any smoke around the door, you can open the door very carefully and slowly. When you open the door, if you feel a burst of heat, or smoke pours into the room, quickly shut the door and make sure it is really closed. If there's no smoke or heat when you open the door, go toward your escape route exit.
I said “Oh lord it’s a fire!”
If you can see smoke in the house, stay low to the ground as you make your way to the exit. In a fire, smoke and poisonous air hurt more people than the actual flames do. You'll breathe less smoke if you stay close to the ground.
Smoke naturally rises, so if there is smoke while you're using your escape route, staying low means you can crawl under most of it. You can drop to the floor and crawl on your hands and knees below the smoke.
It's normal to worry about your pets or a favorite toy, but if there is a fire, you have to leave them behind. The most important thing is that you get out safely. It's also important to know that you shouldn't stay in the house any longer than you must — not even to call 911. Someone else can make that call from outside. Once you're out, do not go back in for anything — even pets. You can tell the fire rescue people about any pets that were left behind and they may be able to help.
Choking is serious stuff. If you think someone is choking, yell for help and have somebody call 911 right away. If you are trained to do the Heimlich maneuver, you should do it immediately. It can be a lifesaver, but it's safest when done by someone trained to perform it. If it's done the wrong way, the choking person — especially a baby or child — could be hurt.
If a choking person is unconscious and has already stopped breathing, the Heimlich needs to be performed along with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which is also best performed by someone who knows how to do it correctly.
If someone is choking
If someone at your school threatens you or talks about bringing a gun to school, speak up! Tell an adult like a teacher, a guidance counselor, or the principal as soon as possible. If you feel awkward doing this in front of other students, ask your teacher for private time or go to the school office to talk to the principal or counselor. And tell your mom or dad. They can get in touch with the right person at your school.
Don't feel that you're being a tattletale if you tell an adult that someone is threatening you. You will not get into trouble for reporting that you don't feel safe or that another kid is doing or saying something that scares you. You may even be a hero and prevent a tragedy from happening.
If someone has a gun at school
Keep the classroom door locked. Don’t open the door unless you first identify the person at the door and the teacher has been notified.
If in immediate danger, get under cover or low on the ground. Stay quiet in hopes of going unnoticed.
Here are the 5 skills you need to survive in the wild-
1. Fire- Fire is the king of survival techniques! Fire can purify water, cook food, signal rescuers, provide warmth, light and comfort, help keep predators at a distance, and can be a most welcome friend and companion.
Lost in the wilderness?
SHELTER is the survival technique by which you protect your body from excess exposure from the sun, cold, wind, rain or snow. Anything that takes away or adds to your overall body temperature can be your enemy. Clothing is the first line of shelter protection, have the right clothes for the right environment. Always have a hat. Try and keep the layer closest to your body dry. Layers trap air and are warmer than one thick garment. Do not expend energy making a shelter if nature provides one.
SIGNALING is unique among survival techniques in that it gives you the means and ability to alert any and all potential rescuers that you are in need of HELP. Fire, flashing light, bright color markers, flags, mirrors, whistles all will help you be found. Three fires in a triangular form are a recognized distress signal. Carefully bank your signal fires to prevent igniting surrounding area. Use regular signal mirrors only when you can see a plane, or people in the distance. Use EMERGENCY STROBE light at night to help attract attention from those that may be in the area. Make smoky fire with organic material over the fire during the day to attract attention. Lay out ground to air signal in open field, S.O.S. from rocks, logs or colored clothing, whatever will be seen against the background. Most search and rescue parties use aircraft as a primary method of sighting
FOOD/WATER are vital towards your survival. Ration your sweat not your water intake. Try to drink only in the cool of the evening. You can live up to three days without water. DO NOT eat plants you do not know. Never drink urine. Always assume that you will need extra food and water when you plan your trip. Pack energy bars and candy in your pockets at all time, just in case. If possible boil all water 10 minutes plus one minute for every 1000 feet above sea level. Strain water through your handkerchief to remove large particles. Try to drink only in the cool of the evening. Never wait until you are without water to collect it. Have some poly zip bags to collect and store water. Never eat any wild berries that you are not sure of what they are. You can catch rain water in your SPACE BLANKET by laying it out in a trench.
FIRST AID as a survival technique is not just the basic medical needs, it is the primary way in which you act to survive. DO NOT PANIC, remain calm and do what you have to do to take care of YOU. STOP means Sit, Think, Observe, and Plan. It is the most intelligent thing you can do when you realize you are lost or stranded. The most important element is to keep your brain functioning rationally, this is basic first aid for survival. Analyze your needs before every trip, create a medical checklist and carry a small personal kit with you at all times. Most survival situations require only dressing for small cuts, bruises and personal medication needs, make sure you know what you have with you and how to use it. Do not over pack, pack what you feel you will need to carry with you at all times. Concentrate on being found, pack a picture of your family in with your gear to remind you of the reasons to remain calm and to survive.