For emergency calls Dial 911
Dial 711 (TRS)
Telecommunication Relay Services
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area; in most cases, an active shooter will use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. 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. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival. It is important for individuals to prepare both mentally and physically to deal with active shooter situations through training and education.
HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY
Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Remember that students and visitors are likely to follow the lead of faculty and staff during emergency situations
If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises. Be sure to:
If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
Your hiding place should:
To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place:
If the active shooter is nearby:
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:
Law enforcement’s purpose is to stop the active the active shooter as soon as possible. Officers will proceed directly to the area in which the last shots were heard.
Police officers responding to an active shooter are trained to proceed immediately to the area in which shots were last heard; their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible.
The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured people; rescue teams composed of other officers and emergency medical personnel will follow the first officers into secured areas to treat and remove injured persons.
Keep in mind that even once you have escaped to a safer location, the entire area is still a crime scene; police will usually not let anyone leave until the situation is fully under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Until you are released, remain at whatever assembly point authorities designate.
Active Shooter/Safety Downloads
|Active Shooter Pocket Card