Recognizing and Surviving an Attack

This 3 minute safety training video covers: How to recognize an active shooter attack, how to recognize gunshot fires, ways to recognize gunshot fires, how to sort out gun fires from similar loud noises, what are the three options for survival, how to respond if an active shooter is in the building, what to do when you are under fire, 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

The sound of gunfire is often the first clue that an active shooter attack has begun nearby. But would you recognize the sound of a gunshot if you heard one? They can be hard to recognize. But there are ways to sort out gunfire from similar loud noises. An attack may begin when you are in the same room or general area as the shooter.Where you are when shooting begins has a lot to do with what your best survival options are.If, in fact, you are in the same room or general area as the shooter. Your main objective will be to get out of there. But you may have to do some other things first. You must act immediately, "freezing up" can get you killed. The longer you hesitate, the greater the danger.