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.
7 thoughts on “How to stay safe during a Shooting Incident”
  1. Kudos to both security guards… Brave!!! Even they were shot, both didn’t give up! I really hope they are well!!!

      1. Which of the guards passed away? The one who’s been lying on the floor after being beaten up or the one who was actively fighting till the end?

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