Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
Recent events have once again brought the topic of Active Shooters to the forefront of our concerns. The City of Nichols Hills recommends taking a few moments to consider some simple preparation in the event you are confronted with such an attack.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. (Active Shooter Safety Resources FBI).
Although local and state law enforcement agencies are virtually always the first ones on the scene, the FBI has played a large role in supporting the response to every major incident in recent years and has much to offer in terms of capacity, expertise, specialized capabilities, training, and resources before and after an incident occurs. The successful prevention of these active shooter incidents lies with a wide range of public and private entities all working together.
To that end, the FBI provides operational, behaviorally-based threat assessment and threat management services to help detect and prevent acts of targeted violence, helping academic, mental health, business, community, law enforcement, and government entities recognize and disrupt potential active shooters who may be on a trajectory toward violence. The Bureau also continues its research to identify indicators that could signal potential violent intent.
In this FBI training video, customers at a bar are caught in an active shooter event. By employing the run, hide, and fight tactics, as well as knowing the basics of rendering first aid to others, they are prepared, empowered, and able to survive the attack.
Ready.gov- Attacks in Crowded and Public Spaces https://www.ready.gov/public-spaces
FBI-Active Shooter Resources https://www.fbi.gov/how-we-can-help-you/safety-resources/active-shooter-safety-resources
Pocket Card-Active Shooter https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active-shooter-pocket-card-508.pdf