There have been several high profile "active shooter" incidents around the United States resulting in multiple casualties. It is important that residents are prepared in the event they find themselves in a situation involving an "active shooter."
Please take a few minutes to view the Run.Hide.Fight video. Although it contains some violent scenes, the video outlines useful and practical steps residents can take when confronted by this type of situation.
Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
was developed by the city of Houston and Houston Police Department in response to active shooter situations across the country.
In addition, the Department of Homeland Security has developed a website with additional information and free courses, materials and workshops to help better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation. The website also provides tips to help raise awareness of behaviors that may represent indicators and characteristics of active shooters.
The FBI also has developed an active shooter resources website.