Active Shooter Survival Tips - Rochester Police Department

Run, Hide or Fight

The City of Houston, TX released a short video depicting a fictional shooting incident at an office building.  Entitled "Run-Hide-Fight, Surviving an Active Shooter Event," the video provides guidance if you should ever find yourself in an unthinkable scenario: If a crazed gunman ever opened fire at your workplace.  An office building is the most likely locale for a mass shooting, but these tips can also be used in other public forums as well. 

These lifesaving tips include: 

    *Run if a safe path is available. Always try to escape or evacuate, even if others insist on staying. 

    *If you can't get out safely, find a place to hide.  When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibrations on your cellphone. 

    *As a last resort whether working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

Click here to view this informative instructional video that just might save your life.