How to Survive an Active Shooter

Since 2011, the State Office of Risk Management has produced Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness videos to help advise office employees on how to address an active shooter event in the workplace.

This video above includes footage from a recent active shooter drill conducted at the Office, with the assistance from the security team from the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and support from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The current national protocol for employees in an active shooter situation in the workplace is Run, Hide, Fight, which is highlighted in this video. Additional protocols do exist, and whether your entity chooses to adopt Run, Hide, Fight or another alternative, the importance is to assign a procedure and to practice through drills and exercises.

To help your fellow employees remember their three basic options for dealing with an active shooter situation, SORM has created this flyer that you can download and post throughout your office:

Run Hide Fight® is a registered mark of City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, a Department of Homeland Security Grant Funded Project.
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