Active Shooter

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Active Shooter
Marian University - Crisis Management
Active Shooter:
What You Can Do
Evacuate - Run
Hide Out - Take  Cover   
Take Action - Fight

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.

Active shooters usually will continue to move throughout building or area until stopped by law enforcement, suicide, or other intervention.


View the City of Houston PSA - video 

Run>Hide>Fight Surviving an Active Shooter Event


View the City of Houston PSA Run>Hide>Fight Surviving an Active Shooter Event - video   

How To Respond...
Let’s review the key points from the video presentation. In an active shooter situation, you should quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. You should:
  1. Evacuate: If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.
  2. Hide out: If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
  3. Take action: As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.
It is important for employees to be trained so that they can react if they are ever confronted with an active shooter situation. As these situations evolve quickly, quick decisions could mean the difference between life and death. If you are in harm’s way, you will need to decide rapidly what the safest course of action is based on the scenario that is unfolding before you.



Remember to always...

  • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit.
  • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.
ActSht_sc05.jpg Active Shooter Desk Reference Guide - 13 page booklet  
The booklet provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, who become involved in an active shooter situation, and discusses how to react when law enforcement responds.
Active Shooter Profile
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined space or other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) - FEMA - IS-907 - Active Shooter: What You Can Do