Active Shooter

Police Search

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. These situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene.

Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.

RUN: Escape quickly and quietly.  Leave your belongings.  Call 9-1-1 when safe.

HIDE: If you can’t safely escape, hide.  Block entry to your hiding place. Turn off lights, lock the door, hide behind a large item, silence cell phones, stay quiet.  Call 9-1-1 when it is safe.  If you can’t talk, leave the line open so the dispatcher can hear what is happening.

FIGHT: As an absolute last resort, act aggressively.  Throw items, improvise weapons, yell.  Commit to your actions.

If you are at the scene of an active shooter incident remember to always follow police instructions.



FBI Run, Hide, Fight Video


"How Active Shooter Drills Became Big"


FEMA - Active Shooter