Preparing for the Unpredictable

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What you should do in various active shooter situations, what is situational awareness, how to develop your situational awareness, importance of knowing the emergency exit, how to act quickly and decisively in an emergency and what is the most successful way to survive an active shooter situation. 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

An active shooter is someone who is "actively engaged" in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, they use a firearm. Their selection of victims may be completely random. The place they choose for their shooting may appear random as well. But the one constant about active shooter attacks is that they are unpredictable. They can occur any time and anywhere to anyone. Most of these incidents lasts only 10 to 15 minutes, so they are usually over before law enforcement arrives on the scene. That means you must be able to help yourself when trouble starts. You can start getting ready for it now. First, you should be mentally prepared to act if an emergency strikes. Taking quick and decisive action is a crucial survival skill.