If you have ever been in a large scale disaster area – say after a hurricane or tornado – you undoubtedly have seen markings on the front access point of buildings.
Those are codes for FEMA searchers and they tell a lot about the state of the building, what might or might not be in there and whether it is safe to enter them.
In a disaster area, particularly if it has resulted in a system-wide catastrophe, your only option might be to forage for survival items and that may mean entering abandoned buildings in disrepair.
While the wise advice is to stay out, if the situation is dire enough, you may not have any choice.
Knowing these symbols and what they stand for not only will make your search easier, it may keep you out of trouble!
To see the symbols and what they mean, check out the next page.