Dr. Ben Carson Gets Stuck In An Elevator While Visiting A Miami Housing Project
April 12, 2017: HUD Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson, is trending on Twitter after being stuck on an elevator while visiting a housing project in Miami. Dr. Carson had to be rescued by the Miami Fire Department. This may make one wonder; what should you do if you find yourself stranded on an elevator?
As noted in our September 12, 2016 Blog post, the following is a set of guidelines:
First, ring the alarm by pushing the elevator’s alarm button, which will summon help. You can also press the emergency phone or call 911 on your cell phone.
Secondly, try and relax as much as possible because help is on the way. Wait without prying open the doors. Move toward the rear center of the car and stay calm. Don’t jump up and down or fiddle with the doors, which could upset the brake system, shift the car and make it harder for rescuers to reach you. Do not leave the elevator by any means unless an emergency responder directs you to do so.
Lastly and most importantly, remain calm and wait for help. Be sure to follow all of the instructions from the emergency responders.
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