Active Shooter: Surviving an Attack

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What to do if the shooter sees you, how to make yourself a harder target, how to help others that looks frozen or disoriented, how to get away from the shooter, what to do when you are under fire, when to call for help, and what to do in order to escape from the active shooting area. 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 you think you can escape from the active shooting area, run as fast as you can away from the shooter, towards the "way out". Don't stop to grab your wallet or other belongings, just go. If the shooter sees you, keep running… don't stop! If possible, put some cover between yourself and the shooter as you move. Encourage others to do the same. But get out of there regardless of whether other people are running or not. If you see someone who looks frozen or disoriented, grab them and pull them along with you if you can. As you go, prevent anyone from entering the area as well, unless they are security personnel or law enforcement. Don't stop running until you are far away from the danger area. When you're safe call 911 and report the situation.