Safety and Preparedness : Armed Intruder
What is an armed intruder/active shooter?
A person who appears to be actively engaged in killing or injuring people in a populated area — typically employing the use of firearms or other weapons and/or improvised explosive devices (IED). There may be no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, demanding immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to control the situation.
What do I do in an armed intruder/active shooter situation?
If a safe path is available, run. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying. Encourage others to leave with you but don’t let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape. Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1
If you can’t get out safely, find a place to hide. When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone
As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons to disarm the shooter. Commit to taking the shooter down.