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Active Shooter Survival Video: Run, Hide, Fight

Jan 01, 2016 11:36PM ● By Bill Gilman

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewskbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.)

Please take a moment and review the 6-minute active shooter training video, entitled “Run, Hide, Fight” which was developed and produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  This six minute video endorsed by multiple federal agencies, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace which exemplifies the unpredictability and quick evolution of an active shooter situation. 

An Active Shooter is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. While the majority of incidents involve the use of firearms, the term “active shooter” may also apply to an individual armed with any other type of weapon (e.g., firearm, knife, explosives, etc.)

The purpose of this video is to educate the public by demonstrating response actions during such an incident so that they can adequately prepare for an active shooter situation.

Active shooter events often appear spontaneous and evolve quickly, therefore preparation is essential.  This ongoing preparation should include training and planning that maximizes the possibility or survival. 

To view 6-minute Training Video, see below.


From: Blair, J, Peter, and Schweit, Katherine W. (2014). A Study of Active Shooter Incidents, 200-2013. Texas State University and FBI, US DOJ


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Run. Hide. Fight.

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