The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a ”whole community” approach by providing training, products, and
resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. In many cases, there
is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature are unpredictable and evolve
quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of
behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.
Given the times we are living in, I figured posting this information may help to educate people who otherwise would not be prepared for such
There are several training and other resources within that may or may not give the 'regular joe/jane' an advantage should one ever find
themselves in an active shooter situation... before, during, and after law enforcement arrives.
Knowledge is power, and in this age, the knowledge within this thread could save one's own life as well as other lives and could also become
detrimental in identifying those involved in the event of an active shooter event.
This information seems to be geared more towards 'workplace and school/university' active shooters however it should provide one with valuable
information for any scenario.
The following video (albeit debatable
apparently) is the FBI's (which was originally created by the City of Houston and adopted nationally by DHS from what I read) take on what one
I am sure there are more resources for specific types of 'shooter' events so please feel free to post further information/knowledge on what
the average joe/jane should do if they should (heaven forbid) find themselves in one of these moments of chaos.
Easy, shoot back. Of course that only works if you are smart enough have a weapon and have trained with it. So boys and girls, what have we learned?
Buy a gun and study well how to use it. Carry it, sleep with it next to your bed, keep with you in your car and above all have it loaded and racked!!!
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