Active Shooter Awareness
Last Updated Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Why have a plan?
- Approximately 60% of incidents end before police arrive
- Incidents are ended in under 5 minutes
Have a plan, practice the plan!
- How to evacuate or lockdown
- Select rooms with thick walls, solid doors that lock to lockdown in
- No single response fits all active shooter situations. The best plan is to make sure that individuals know the best response to multiple situations.
- Practice provides the opportunity to “get comfortable” with how to react in a positive way
Download a PDF of the above information
- RUN (if it is safe, run in the opposite direction of the shooter)
- Leave personal belongings behind
- Avoid elevators
- When safe, call 911
- Lock the doors, barricade the doors
- Turn off lights
- Silence all electronic devices
- Remain silent
- Hide along the wall closest to the exit yet out of view from the hallway
- As a last resort, throw anything at the person!
- Be aggressive – your life depends on it.
To receive more information and/or to schedule a training at your church, contact the Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org