Tips in Order to Survive an Active Shooter Situation
There were some places in the world that mass shooting was very high in terms of the number. Mass shooting cause lots of people killed and injured around the world. Lack of knowledge on how to escape with the active shooter will make you more vulnerable that you might get be killed. We can not tell that this incident of mass shooting may happen to your area cause by crazy people and the question now what will you do if it will happen? In the same way, here are the tricks for you to survive an active shooter situation.
First move that you are going to do is that you must know or find the exits of your location. In finding the exits, you must avoid to use the elevators because it can be easily opened outside by pressing the button. Be reminded that you are vulnerable when you run so if the shooting is already started then the important thing is that stay calm and positive.
You must look for a cover that will make you hide and out of the eye view of the active shooter. Having any materials that will cover you will give add an extra barrier from any bullet.
Third, be sure that you will cover and protect your abdomen when running because this part of your body where your vital organs are located.
Although taking down the active shooter is more dangerous and stressful, sometimes there are situations that you can do it. When doing the communication be sure that you stay calm and do not make any wrong move that will put you to death.
Fifth is that you must be able to do basic first aid so that when there are wounded or you are get wounded, you will be able to stop the bleeding . There are instances that people get shot and did not recognize it for the reason that their adrenaline is high.
Sixth move to do is that help the police to identify the shooter but make it clear to them that you are not the active shooter. Lifting your arms and spreading your arms gives the police officer and idea that you are not armed with any weapon and easy them to recognize that you are civilian.
By knowing the plans of your school or workplace, you will be able to prepare the situation. Find a school that serve this kind of training in order you to be ready soon. There are saying that if fail to plan then you plan to fail, in short that you need to be aware and ready for this situation and avoid the worst scenario.