RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event – English
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RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event – English

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 if others insist on staying. 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 are 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
your cell phone. 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’re 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.

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