ACTIVE SHOOTER!

-WHAT DO I DO?

-HOW DO I PROTECT MY FAMILY AND LOVED ONES?
-WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS?
-HOW DO I GET AWAY?
-WHAT DOES LAW ENFORCEMENT TELL US TO DO?
-HOW DO I NOT GET SHOT IF I ACT?

The four things you must consider in an Active Shooter scenario:


1. GET OUT!!!

Keep your Situational Awareness (SA) and find an exit – Try not to draw
attention to yourself. Don’t move to an exit where the shooter is focused on. Look for a window, door, primary and alternate, tertiary routes out

Leave everything behind – purse, groceries, bags, etc – those items can be replaced

When you exit – keep your hands clearly visible and up: You do not want
to be confused as a threat if Law Enforcement (LE) is already on scene

2. HIDE OUT!!!Hide out of view – behind cover. Cover is something that will stop a bullet, concealment is something that will hide you, but not necessarily stop a bullet. Many people confuse these two, do your best to get behind good cover. Unlike TV, a table, filing cabinet, chair, or bookshelf will more than likely not completely stop a bulletBlock entry to your hiding place – barricade, lock, obstacle the door, nook

and cranny where you are hiding Stay in your hiding place and wait for Law Enforcement to arrive –


contact the authorities if you can, stay as quiet as possible. Once again, try not to draw attention to your position
3. TAKE OUT!!!

Last Resort when in Danger – this is obviously a last resort. Many of us are not LE, but you could have access to something to throw, distract, or you might have a CHL license and have your weapon with youStop the Threat – if you act, do your best to take out the threat. Once again,

try to do it from a position of coverAct with Aggression – throw items (salt and pepper shakers, ketchup
bottles, tables, chairs, etc…) act decisively! If you are a CHL holder, you should know what to do

4. IF YOU DO SHOOT, MAKE SURE YOU DO THE FOLLOWING:


Secure the Active shooters weapon and your weapon – you don’t want to be seen as the Active Shooter by LE (Law Enforcement)
Raise your hands – you don’t want to create confusion with LERemain Calm

Avoid making quick movements – don’t be a perceived threat to LE when
you exit and/or they enter the scene, building

Keep your hands clearly visible

These are recommendations that are taught by many LE agencies, Department of Homeland Security, the military, and many CHL courses. Remember many of us are not Law Enforcement or Vigilantes. Secure yourself, your family and loved ones by first GETTING OUT, or HIDING OUT, and only as a Last Resort – TAKE OUT the Active Shooter.

Stay vigilant, maintain situational awareness at all times, plan for
the worst, and stay survival fit – body and mind!!!

 
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