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How to stay safe during a Shooting Incident

29/03/2013 7 Comments

Shooting incidents are a common occurrence these days across the global. From Educational campuses, office blocks, banks to drive by street shootings.

* Disclaimer: At no time put yourself at risk

Evacuate

  • 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 the police.

Hide

If 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 if 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.
  • Improvise weapons.
  • Commit to your actions.

When law enforcement arrives:

  • Remain calm & follow instructions.
  • Keep your hands visible at all times.
  • Avoid pointing or yelling.
  • Call ambulance for the injured.

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