What to Do If There Is an Active Shooter

What to Do If There Is an Active Shooter

With mass shootings in schools, churches, theaters, and workplaces making headlines, Blue Line Security & Consulting has decided to equip you with some do’s and don’ts if there’s an active shooter. A security guard might not be able to keep an active shooter at bay, so you best be prepared at all times.

There is no telling when and if you’ll be put in this situation, so signing up for an active shooter training with us will be of great use if ever the time comes.

We know this is a grim topic, but we just want you to be safe. As a security service in Wills Point, Texas, we present you the do’s and don’ts that have reportedly worked in past cases. Please take note:

  • Know the quick routes out of the building.

    If you own the establishment, get security consulting in Texas to come up with drills and procedures for emergencies.

  • If you hear a gunshot, immediately locate the closest exit.

    Don’t stop for anything or anyone until you are out. Call 911.

  • If escape isn’t possible, hide. Put your devices on silent. Lock doors, close blinds and turn the lights off.

    Don’t hide in groups – spread out along the walls to make it difficult for the shooter.

    Don’t speak to anyone until you’re sure that the shooter is out of earshot.

    When communicating with authorities, speak as quietly as possible or use text messages.

  • If push comes to shove, fight. Be as aggressive as possible against the shooter.

    Try to recruit others for help and use whatever you have to disarm the shooter.

  • Once the authorities arrive, keep your hands visible and empty. Follow all the instructions given to you.

It’s a lot, but these will come in handy.

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