Knowing what to do in an active shooter situation could save lives…yours and others. FEMA has active shooter training that recommends a simple three step approach:
- Run, if you can safely get away from the situation.
- Hide, if there is not a safe way to remove yourself from the situation.
- Fight is a last resort and you need to be prepared to fight back against an active shooter.
FEMA describes an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area…Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.”
The Emergency Management Institute of FEMA has produced an independent study program that was written specifically for non-law enforcement employees. After completing this online course, the participant will be able to describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter, describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential incidents and other things.
For more information, go to https://www.ready.gov/active-shooter