By Sarah Galante
DHAC Kenpo Karate School
Tip: Know where all your exits are and find them as soon as you enter a movie theatre, store, restaurant, or business of any type
Explanation: What’s the first thing you do when you enter a new restaurant or when you are out and about running errands at retail and grocery stores? Grab the menu and proceed to find the specials or head over the sales rack?
The next time you are in a new place or even one you frequent, change your priority for one minute and take note of all possible exits and emergency doors. While you are at it, take notice to others in your surroundings. Figure out what you would do and where you would go if there was an emergency.
Come up with a quick game plan. And don’t be shy to let others in your company know this as well. I do this with my friends all the time. Although they may snicker, they understand the importance. The more you do this, the more it will come naturally to you. Be aware and Be Safe!