How to react to an active shooter attack

Active shooter phenomena seems to be an ongoing issue nowadays.

In the unlikely event that you are tangled in a terror attack, you need to follow the rules of survival.

Most active shooter attacks happen in crowded areas.

What can you do?

  • Do not panic
  • Observe the location, tunnel vision is common under duress
  • Whenever you are in an unfamiliar area (airplanes, sports arenas, concert halls etc) make sure you have an image of the exits and entrances in mind
  • Avoid the crowd flows, find alternate routes
  • Take cover/shelter behind solid surfaces that may help dodge the bullets
  • Be aware, listen to noise direction, help from rescue teams and gun shots which will give you clues where to head for an escape
  • Few people that survived active shooter events played dead by hiding under victims
  • If there is only one active shooter you may need to observe as carefully as you can when he’s changing magazines at which time you can try to escape

Check out our article about protecting schools from active shooter attacks and learn what tools you may need to protect yourself and your loved ones.


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