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DHS Active Shooter advice!

Posted: October 9, 2013 in Active Shooter

Here are some good practices from the folks at DHS for coping with an active shooter situation

• Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers

• Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit

• If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door (As long as you can effectively block the door)

• If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door

• As a last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your chance of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate him/her. (Strongly agree with this one.  Attack the attacker as soon as possible)

CALL 911 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO! (Well, I say, call 911 as soon as Possible.  You need the Calvary to come an assist, call them immediately)

Great advise.  Remember, Train Today for Tomorrow’s Battles!