RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. — Surviving an Active Shooter Event

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. — Surviving an Active Shooter Event



it may feel like just another day at the office but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality the authorities are working hard to protect you and to protect our public spaces but sometimes bad people do bad things their motivations are different the warning signs may vary but the devastating effects are the same and unfortunately you need to be prepared for the worst if you were ever to 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 first and foremost if you can get out do always try and escape or evacuate even when others insist on staff encourage others to leave with you but don't let them slow you down with indecision remember what's important you not your stuff leave your belongings behind and try to find a way to get out safely trying to get yourself out of harm's way needs to be your number one priority once you're out of the line of fire try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 911 if you can't get out safely you need to find a place to hide act quickly and quietly try to secure your hiding place the best you can turn out lights and if possible remember to lock doors silence your ringer and vibration mode on yourself and if you can't find a safe room or closet try to conceal yourself behind large objects that may protect you do your best to remain quiet and calm as a last resort if your life is at risk whether you are alone or working together as a group fight act with aggression improvise weapons disarm him and commit to taking the shooter down no matter what try to be aware of your environment always have an exit plan know that in an incident like this victims are generally chosen randomly the event is unpredictable and may evolve quickly the first responders on the scene are not there to evacuate or tend to the injured they are well trained and are there to stop the shooter your actions can make a difference for your safety and survival be aware and be prepared and if you find yourself facing an active shooter there are three key things you need to remember to survive run hide fight you

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