T oday’s content is an educational tool that has been created to help bring a better understanding and proffer some of the best and commonly acceptable tactics to respond to an active-violence, threat, or terrorist-attack situations.
You will agree that almost every few days on the news, there is a report of a school shooting, active shooting or some terrorist attack situation somewhere around the world.
Preparing and responding to all active-shooter situation is the responsibility of everyone. So I hope as you read this material that you will have better awareness to prepare and deal with an active shooter situation.
An active shooter is an armed and dangerous assailant that is set on the attack, causing mass casualty in a confined environment. Such a controlled environment could be schools, place of worship, office building, public gathering space etc. Active shooters are often unpredictable. Active shooter situation often happens within minutes before law enforcement arrives. An active shooter could be motivated by political, religious or various personal reasons to carry out their acts.
Important news/articles to read and help broaden your active shooter training:
A critical way to deal with an active shooter is ‘ prepare well.’ Don’t assume because it happens in another state or country, it can’t happen at your state, country, school or place of work.
It is important for your workplace or school to prepare this way:
The next step to deal with an active shooter situation is to prevent it from happening. Prevention does not mean confronting the assailant. It simply means:
Counter-Terrorism Experts widely agree on this point; that during an active shooter scenario; Run, Hide or Fight. Your response during an active shooter incident is critical to your survival and the survival of others.
Some important response point to note:
Run: The first and most important response to an active shooter is to run. And here are some critical points to note before you run:
Hide: If you are unable to run during an active shooter scenario, look for the nearest safe place to hide.
Here are some essential hiding tips:
Fight: Deciding to fight should only be the last resort where you have got nothing else to do, and you are certainly going to be confronted by the active shooter, that is when you should consider fighting.
And your aim when fighting is to stay alive; do all you can to neutralise the active shooter.
Essential tips to fight an active shooter:
Research has shown active shooter scenarios last for about a few minutes. It is crucial to run, hide, fight or stay alive during an active shooter incident. But one good point to note is; during the arrival of law enforcement agents. The law enforcement officer may not be aware of who is the assailant, to avoid being shot by law enforcement agents do this:
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