Use Your Resources

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How can I be safer in a new environment?

Use Your Resources

Always be aware of your environment. Know where the exits and windows are in every room, building, airplane or home. Know where the light switches, elevators and stairwells are in your building.

I arrive early when I have an appointment and I take a tour of the area. It in only takes a few minutes to tour your environment. You don't want to guess when you are in danger. Know these important escape routes in the places you spend your time. Look for the fire extinguishers, telephones, and nearby offices. Whereever you are there are objects you may use for your defense, if attacked. Coffee pots, purses/books, pens/pencils, car keys, and any other object you may find.



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