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Active Shooter Response

An active shooter is an individual engaged in attempting to kill people in a confine space or a populated area. Active shooters typically use firearms and have no pattern to their selection of victims. Recent national tragedies remind us that that the risk is real. Taking a few steps now can help you to react quickly when seconds count.  
If there's an escape path, run.
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible
  • Help others escape if possible
If you can't escape, find a place to hide.
  • Stay out of the shooters view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors
  • Silence your phone and stay quiet
If you can't run or hide, as a last resort, fight.
  • Do whatever it takes to overpower the shooter
  • Work as a group to disarm the shooter

Information To Give 911:

  • Location of the active shooter(s)
  • Number of shooter(s)
  • Physical description of shooter(s)
  • Number and type of weapons help by shooter(s)
  • Number of potential victims at the location

The first officers on the scene will not stop to help the injured; their top priority is to end the threat. Rescue teams will move in after the first officers. They will treat and move the wounded to safety.