How To Choose The Safest Seat In A Public Place
Nobody likes to think about it, but these days you can’t ignore the reality of a possible terrorist attack. The Modern Survival Blog has a post with some tips on how to choose a seat in a public place. While they focus on a restaurant situation, the same advice applies to bars, theatres and other public places. And this is advice is good for not just a terrorist attack, but a fire or earthquake as well.
“-Choose a seat which has the best line of sight to entrances and exits (especially entrances) without having to turn your head much while seated.
-Do not be the closest seat to the entrance – which is an immediate point of focus.
-Being tucked into a booth will be a hindrance, so better to choose a table.
-Avoid choosing a seat out in the middle. Best to sit closer to a wall, facing out – although not directly up against the wall which could hinder movement and options.
-It is very important to be seated in a position where you can get to your feet quickly and start moving.
-Choose a seat that enables you to see as many people as possible.
-If possible, choose a seat that allows you to be as far away from the main entrance but closer to a secondary exit.”
The first thing I do when entering any building, is look for the fire exits or other exits.
Their post has some other great tips, so be sure and read the entire article.
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