RUN HIDE FIGHT | DHS Releases Video On Responding To Mass Shootings

Yes, this is for real…

DEVELOP A SURVIVAL MINDSET

  • Awareness and Preparation: Take time to understand your surroundings and environment before an emergency occurs.
    Ask yourself, “What if?” questions and develop a plan.

IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY
Make a decision, trusting your instincts, to take action to protect yourself to survive the situation. You generally will have three options:

  • Run: Can you safely escape?
  • Hide: Is there a good place to hide?
  • Fight: Will you take out the shooter?

Or you could just carry a gun and shoot the fucker…

RUN FOR SAFETY

  • If you can and you deem it safe, get out and get to a safe place.
  • You will have to rely partially on instinct.
  • Leave belongings behind, but take your cell phone if it is handy.

HIDING IN A SAFE PLACE

  • Find a hidden location.
  • Find protection behind furniture if possible.
  • Find a room that locks if you can.
  • If possible, close and lock the outside door to the room. Blockade the door with furniture or other heavy objects.
  • Close the blinds, turn off the lights, remain quiet, silence cell phones, spread out away from other individuals, and move behind available cover.
    Stay on the floor, away from doors or windows, and do not peek out to see what may be happening.
  • Make a plan with others in the room about what you will do if the shooter enters. Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others.
  • Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.
  • If possible and safe to do so, report the location of the assailant.

IF OUTSIDE WHEN A SHOOTING OCCURS

  • Drop to the ground immediately, face down as flat as possible. If within 15-20 feet of a safe place or cover, duck and run to it.
  • Move or crawl away from gunfire, trying to utilize any obstructions between you and the gunfire. Remember that many objects of cover may conceal you from sight, but may not be bulletproof.
  • When you reach a place of relative safety, stay down and do not move. Do not peek or raise your head in an effort to see what may be happening.
  • Wait and listen for directions from Public Safety and/law enforcement personnel.

IF SUSPECT IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

  • An individual must use his/her own discretion about when he or she must engage a shooter for survival.
  • Make a plan as to how you will survive the situation.
  • Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others if possible.
  • Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.

HELP OUT

  • Warn others.
  • Help others escape.
  • Keep others away from the danger area.
  • Help the injured.
  • Help others stay calm.

CALLING FOR HELP

  • Call 9-1-1 to report the appropriate authorities. Do not assume that someone else has reported the incident. Be persistent; phones may be jammed.
  • Calmly identify yourself and your exact location. Remain calm and answer the dispatcher’s questions. The dispatcher is trained to obtain the necessary and required information for an appropriate emergency response.
  • If safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the criminal. Note height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his/her name, if known.
    If the suspect is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics. All of this takes only a few seconds and is of the utmost help to the responding officers.

WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES

  • When law enforcement reaches you, do not run at them or make sudden movements.
  • The priority of the first responders will be to identify the shooter. Law enforcement will need to ensure that you are not the shooter.
  • Do not scream, yell, point, or wave your arms.
  • Do not hold anything in your hands that could be mistaken for a weapon (including cell phones).
  • Be quiet and compliant.
  • Show the officers your empty hands and follow their instructions.
  • Give the number of shooters.
  • Give the location and physical description of the shooter.
  • Give the number and types of weapons.
  • When it is safe to do so, you will be given instructions as to how to safely exit your location.

*Credit to Pepperdine University

For Law Enforcement, please visit http://alerrt.org/

DISCLAIMER: An individual must use his/her own discretion during an active shooter event as to whether he/she chooses to run to safety or remain in place. However, best practices for surviving an active shooter event are listed below.

REMEMBER: Law Enforcement’s first priority is to confront and disable the threat.

SOURCE: http://dhs.alabama.gov

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2 Responses to “RUN HIDE FIGHT | DHS Releases Video On Responding To Mass Shootings”
  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for this information! It is very good, but since you have more followers and getting information out because I don’t know how to do that, I wonder if you would post my comments all over that you know of.

    You see, I believe that all of us, over the age of 18 or 21yrs old, here in the United States of America(and I am female, not male), should BE ALLOWED TO CARRY & CONCEAL OUR OWN GUNS!!! F…..g criminals get them all the time, and we here in USA, cannot protect ourselves OUTSIDE from our house!!!! I TRULY BELIEVE(I OWN A .357 mag; .41 mag.; 45 cal.automatic & shotgun) THAT IF WE ALL WERE ABLE TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS, THERE WOULD BE LESS CRIME!!!! BECAUSE A CRIMINAL EXPECTS, ESP. A WOMAN, NOT TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, AND IF THE F…..G GOVERNMENT WOULD START USING THEIR “little’ F…..G BRAINS, THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND MY OPINION AND IF THEY REALLY THOUGHT HARD ENOUGH, THEY WOULD SEE THAT IT ACTUALLY WOULD BE AT THE BEST INTEREST OF EVERY HUMAN BEING WOULD BE ABLE TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND PUT CRIMINALS EITHER BEHIND BARS, OR THEY’D BE DEAD!!!!And if they are dead, well, they deserved it!!!

    And just one more thing which doesn’t have anything to do with being able to conceal & carry a handgun on our person, I AM SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING MAINLY MEN, BUT ALSO THE WOMEN THAT ALSO COMMIT THESE CRIMES OF MURDER, THAT INSTEAD OF SITTING ON DEATH ROW FOR MANY MANY MANY MANY YEARS AND ALSO BEING ABLE TO FILE APPEALS NUMEROUS TIMES(and yes, there are about 5% of convicted murders that truly did not kill somebody and the cops just zoned in on one person) THAT THESE F…..G MURDERS SHOULD BE GETTING THE LETHAL INJECTION WITHIN 1YR OF THEIR CONVICTION!

    THEY WAIST TAX-PAYERS MONEY AS WE ARE THE ONES PAYING FOR THEM TO STAY IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES WITHOUT EVER BEING PAROLLED!!! I DON’T CARE WHAT RELIGION YOU ARE, I DO BELIEVE IN GOD & JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR & HAVE FAITH IN BOTH OF THEM, BUT EVEN IN THE BIBLE GOD STIPULATED IF YOU COMMIT MURDER, YOU ARE TO BE PUT TO DEATH!!!! SOME OF OUR LAWS HERE INT HE USA ARE TOO DAMN LENIENT BY TAKING THE DEATH PENALTY AWAY IN MOST STATES NOW AND IN THE STATES THAT DO STILL HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY, THEY SIT IN DEATH ROW FOR FREAKEN YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS!!! HELL LOOK AT FREAKEN CHARLES MANSON & HIS POSSY, STUPID CALIFORNIA TOOK THE DEATH PENALTY AWAY, AND CHARLES MANSON IS STILL ALIVE!!!! WHAT A WAIST OF TAX MONEY!!!!

    Ok, guess, that is all I have to say. I only said my opinion and its not everybody’s opinion but think about it, such a waist of our tax money!!!! And as far as the handgun conceal & carry, you’ll never
    sway my opinion. I know a lot of this is coming up in the media due to the shootings in Connecticut, which is where I was born & raised up until I was 28yrs old, where then I moved to
    Hudson Valley, NY with my ex-partner. But I truly believe if we adults(over 18yrs or 21yrs but that is pushing it because a lot of women/young ladies & teenage females) are raped, stalked or killed, and if we were able to carry a handgun, I truly believe crime would slow down, esp. on murder & rape and if it DIDN’T SLOW CRIME DOWN, at LEAST AS WE AMERICANS COULD CARRY & CONCEAL A HANDGUN(SHOT GUNS IN OUR HOUSES WHICH WE CAN ALREADY DO WITHOUT ANY PERMIT) MORE CRIMINALS WOULD BE KILLED &/OR WOUNDED AND BE PUT IN JAIL.

    Just my opinion but I truly believe in it too!

    Mary

  2. Good plan and good advice,hope this never happens and may God help us all if it does.

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