Surviving an active shooter event
“If you are to ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn’t have to be complicated. There are three things you could do that make a difference: Run. Hide. Fight.”
RUN. When an active shooter is in your vicinity:
If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate.
Evacuate whether others agree to or not.
Leave your belongings behind.
Help others escape if possible.
Prevent others from entering the area.
Call 9-1-1 when you are safe.
HIDE. If an evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.
Lock and/or blockade the door.
Silence your cell phone.
Hide behind large objects.
Remain very quiet.
Your hiding place should:
Be out of the shooter’s view.
Provide protection of shots are fired in your direction.
Not trap or restrict your options for movement.
FIGHT. As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger:
Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
Act with physical aggression.
Commit to your actions.