Last year’s mass shootings in the US shot up to an average of two per month. By the end of 2019, we had recorded 417 mass shootings, the highest since 2014 according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit organization.
The statistics offer more than a grim peek into the state of the country, it calls for a comprehensive look into our existing policies and more urgent calls for active shooter training.
Without an active shooter training, you can use the ‘run, hide, fight’ preparedness method which entails:
By running away, you are making sure you don’t become a target. If able, encourage everyone around you to leave with you but do not potentially delay your exit by trying to convince them.
Once you’re out of the area, call 911.
Never crouch under a desk or a table; instead, lock yourself inside a room or hide behind something that will absorb or deflect a bullet and make sure to get down to avoid bullets.
Fight as a last resort. Use anything around you as a weapon and target the vulnerable parts of the shooter such as their eyes, throat, or groin.
We offer active shooter training along with security consulting in Texas at Blue Line Security & Consulting. We can provide these onsite for churches, schools, and commercial sites as well.