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Active Attacker Response

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Run – When an Active Shooter is in vicinity

  • If there is an escape path, get out
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not
  • Leave behind your belongings
  • Help others escape if possible, but do not endanger yourself
  • Prevent others from entering the area
  • Call 911 when you are in a safe place

Hide – if an evacuation is not possible

  • Hide out of shooter’s sight
  • Lock and/or barricade door
  • Hide behind large objects
  • Remain very quiet and silence your electronic devices
  • Avoid being trapped or restricting your options for movement
  • Call 911 as soon as possible

Fight – Only as a last resort and only if your life is in danger

  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression
  • Improvise weapons

Which is the right option?

  • Best practices and research helps
  • Each option presents risk
  • The ability to make an informed decision is key
  • DPSS wants you to have options to remain safe if you encounter a dangerous or threatening person
  • Having options permits you to make an informed decision to take action which could save your life and the lives of others

RUN – HIDE – FIGHT

More information and training is available from DPSS at:

https://www.dpss.umich.edu/content/prevention-education/safety-tips/active-attacker