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Pictograph: If you cannot escape from a fire

If you cannot get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around the door with cloth to keep smoke out. Call 911 or your fire department. Say where you are and then signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.

The images below are displayed in the order in which they were tested for comprehension.

Alarm sounding. Boy sees smoke coming under the door.
Boy feels the door. Red flame to indicate the door is hot.
Boy puts blanket at bottom of door to keep out smoke.
Boy calls 911.
Boy signaling with blanket at window. Firefighter in bucket truck moving to help him.

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Alarm sounding. Boy sees smoke, feels door and places blanket to stop smoke. Boy puts blanket outside window to alert firefighters.