How to Survive an Active Shooter Situation
Following the tragic incident in Las Vegas, U.S. Security Associates has released a personal safety video for active shooter survival.
ATLANTA — As active shooter situations such as Las Vegas sadly become more prevalent, it is important to know what to do should you ever end up in one.
U.S. Security Associates (USA), a full-service safety and security solutions provider, has produced a video outlining important personal safety steps to take in the event of an active shooter situation.
“Our hearts grieve for those killed and injured, for the families affected, and for the first responders and law enforcement who cared for the injured and located the shooter,” says USA President and CEO Richard Wyckoff. “We hope that you find this information useful, and we encourage you to share it.”
The video provides a brief guideline for preparation and responses one can take to improve their personal safety, so anyone confronted by an active shooter situation can protect themselves with better knowledge and situational awareness.
Core concepts of the active shooter training are:
- Get Out: find the closest and quickest path to escape the area assuming it is safely out of the line of fire
- Hide Out: if you cannot safely flee, look for cover sturdy enough to shield you from bullets, or if not, find a place that conceals you from the shooter’s view
- Take Out: barring the opportunity to escape or hide, find something such as a chair, broom or fire extinguisher to use as a weapon to disarm the shooter, then attempt to catch the shooter off guard
USA says it is providing the informative video to all its clients and to the public at large in the hope that it can be helpful to anyone’s personal safety if confronted with an active shooter situation.
Watch the video above.
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