MASS VIOLENCE

  • TARGET


    DALLAS

    is listed as one of the nation’s top ten terror targets

  • SAY SOMETHING


    SEE SOMETHING

    that looks suspicious? Contact your local authorities.

  • TAKE ACTION


    STAY INFORMED

    and take proper action in a terrorist related emergency

  • PREPARE


    ALWAYS

    have your emergency kit ready to go

SAFETY TIPS

when encountering terrorism

  • EMERGENCY PLAN


    GET
    YOUR KIT

    Develop a disaster plan and make sure your Emergency Supply Kit is ready.

  • PLACE


    IDENTIFY
    A ROOM

    Identify an internal room that you can take shelter in and block out contaminated air in case of a chemical or biological attack.

  • NUCLEAR


    TIME,
     DISTANCE, PROTECTION

    Your three best tools, in the case of a nuclear attack, are time, distance and shelter.

  • SCHOOL


    STAY
    ALERT

    Check on the school emergency plan for any school-age children. Follow directions from officials. Stay alert and informed at all times.

HOMELAND SECURITY

The Department of Homeland Security provides advisory information that combines threat information with vulnerability assessments. It also provides communication to safety officials and the public.


 

Terrorism Advisory

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    Your three best tools in the case of a nuclear attack are time, distance and

    Correct!

    A sturdy structure is paramount to surviving a nuclear attack

    Incorrect

    A sturdy structure is paramount to surviving a nuclear attack

  • Question 2

    When encountering a terrorist attack, why should you take shelter in an internal room?

    Correct!

    It's easier to block chemical attacks.

    Incorrect

    It's easier to block chemical attacks.

  • Your Results

    0 Correct, 0 Wrong

  • INCIDENTS


    MANY

    active shooting incidents occur in the U.S. each year

  • WORKPLACE


    VIOLENCE

    may be from a disgruntled current or past employee.

  • PROTECT


    RUN

    until you are safe. Fight as a last resort.

  • PROACTIVE


    HAVE A PLAN

    with your emergency kit ready at all times

what is an

ACTIVE SHOOTER?


An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

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 shooter situations are often over within 10-15 minutes and law enforcement may not arrive in time. Individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

SAFETY TIPS

WHEn coping with an active shooter situation

  • AWARENESS


    WATCH
    OUT

    Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.

  • EXIT


    ESCAPE
    PLAN

    Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit.

  • SECURE


    LOCK
    DOORS

    If you must hide, stay where you are and lock the door and move furniture and equipment to block the door.

  • 911


    CALL
     FOR

    Call 9-1-1 when it is safe to do so.

TIPS FOR EVACUATING OR HIDING OUT

Active shooter situations occur when you least expect them. It is important to know how to respond if you find yourself under threat of an active shooter.


 

OptionsWHAT TO DOKEEP IN MINDIN CASE OF
RUNIf there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.
  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape, if possible
  • Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be
  • Keep your hands visible
  • Follow the instructions of any police officers
  • Do not attempt to move wounded people
  • Call 9-1-1 when you are safe
HIDEIf evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
  • Keep out of the shooter’s view
  • Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e. an office with a closed and locked door)
  • Try not to restrict your options for movement
To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place:
  • Lock the door
  • Blockade the door with heavy furniture
If the active shooter is nearby:
  • Lock the door
  • Silence your cell phone and/or pager
  • Turn off any source of noise (i.e., radios, televisions)
  • Hide behind large items (i.e., cabinets, desks)
  • Remain quiet
FIGHTStay calm if evacuation and hiding are not possible options.
  • Remain calm
  • Dial 9-1-1, if possible, to alert police to the active shooter’s location
  • If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    Active shooter situations usually last several hours, giving law enforcement plenty of time to arrive at the scene.

    Correct!

    Active shooter situations can last as short as 3 minutes

    Incorrect

    Active shooter situations can last as short as 3 minutes

  • Question 2

    How can you prevent a shooter from entering your hiding place?

    Correct!

    A simple barricade can stop a gunman

    Incorrect

    Making yourself a target is a bad idea

  • Your Results

    0 Correct, 0 Wrong

  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

/// September is National Preparedness Month ///