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Active Shooter Safety

Important information:

  • Maintain Situational Awareness. Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t look right, don’t ignore it. Take action.
  • Know where the nearest exits are because running from danger toward safety should be your first instinct.
  • Your Active Shooter Triage: Run, Hide, Fight. If you can, run away from the sound of gunfire. If you cannot run away, hide in the most secure location you can find. Prepare yourself to fight – your life may depend on it.
  • Active shooting incidents are more common than they used to be, but they are still rare. Don’t be paranoid – be prepared. Develop a plan. Instill in yourself a survival mindset. Commit to taking action. Never, ever give up.