Safety tips for staying safe in large crowds

first_imgTORONTO — Large crowds, especially in confined spaces, can turn deadly in the case of a security incident or panic. Some expert tips for staying safe:— Retain situational awareness i.e.: know what’s going on around you— Have several escape routes— Know where the nearest exit is, including alternatives— In the event of panic or stampede, stay calm, don’t fight crowd, work toward the periphery— Suffocation can occur even while upright, so try to ensure you can breathe — If you fall and can’t get up, roll up in a ball and try to keep from being trampled.— Have a designated meeting place in case of separation from friends and familyQuote: “These are really sobering things that nobody really wants to talk about (but) it’s important to have a dialogue about what do you do when a bad thing happens.” _Russ Simons, managing partner Venue Solutions GroupSOURCE: York University, Venue Solutions GroupThe Canadian Presslast_img read more