Hiding from a Shooter

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What to do when running from the shooting area isn't possible, what to do when you cannot safely exit the building, what to do if the door has no lock, how to secure the hydraulic closer on doors, what are the things that you can use as a weapon, what are the effective ways of hiding from a shooter, and how to spot a good hiding place. 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

Running to escape from a building or get away from the area outdoors may not always be possible. For instance, the active shooting area might be between you and the exit or your escape route could be physically blocked. Running may also not be an option if you have a group of children with you or you are physically disabled, so your next option is to hide. The situation may require you to hide quickly wherever you can. A good hiding place will keep you out of the shooter's sight as well as protect you from gunfire. Shooters are looking for easy targets. The harder you make it for them to get to you, the less likely they are to try. If possible, go into a room and close the door quietly behind you.