Fighting a Shooter

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What to do when you are under fire, what to do when the shooter sees you, what is your best chance of survival, how to fight back against an active shooter, what are the things that you can use as a weapon, what to do if an active shooter manages to find you in your hiding place, and what to do in order to survive an active shooter attack. Click here to watch the 15 minute full length version.

All too often these days, we hear about active shooter incidents… multiple shootings in nightspots, public areas… and workplaces. What should employees do to survive if one of these situations takes place where they work?

Atlantic's training products on Active Shooter: Surviving An Attack provide step-by-step explanations of the survival techniques that law enforcement agencies recommend to help people get through an active shooter incident safely. Available in English or Spanish. Topics covered in these products include:

Video Transcript

If an active shooter manages to find you in your hiding place, you are going to fight for your life. It's not easy or pleasant to think about this situation. You may not believe that you're capable of violence, but avoiding the issue will not save your life. If you don't do anything when the shooter finds you, you'll more than likely be killed. Don't try to "reason" with a shooter. Your best chance of survival is to incapacitate the shooter by fighting back. Everyone should attack the shooter together. Then get out of the room and run to safety.