Alert: Recognize signs of danger and take alerts seriously
Lockdown: If evacuation is not a safe option, barricade all entry points into the room. Silence phones and remain quiet
Inform: Clearly communicate the intruder's location and direction to the police
Give information on the number of active shooters, physical description and number/type of weapons if possible
Counter: Create noise, movement, distance and distraction with the intent of reducing the shooter's ability to shoot accurately. This step is NOT fighting. Incapacitation of the shooter is the last resort if the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee
Evacuate: Remove yourself from the danger zone when safe to do so
When police officers arrive, keep your hands up and open and follow police instructions
Utilize this standard practice to ensure you and your colleagues escape safely:
RUN - if it’s safe and you know where the shooter is
HIDE - in lockdown if you cannot run
FIGHT - with every means available if confronted by the shooter.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.