Workplace Violence

Active Shooter

Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect yourself. Realize others may look to you for what to do during an active shooter event. There are three things you can do that will make a difference.

1. Run (Evacuate) | 2. Hide | 3. Fight (Take Action)

  1. Run (Evacuate)
    • Have an escape plan in mind ahead of time
    • Leave your belongings
    • Keep your hands visible
  2. Hide
    • Hide in a location out of the active shooter's view
    • Lock doors and block entry to your location
  3. Fight (Take Action)
    • As a last resort and only if your life is in immediate danger, take action
    • Attempt to stop or incapacitate the active shooter
    • Act as physically aggressive as possible. Commit to your actions

When Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Be aware that the first responding officers are there to stop the active shooter, not help the wounded or to aid in the evacuation.
  • Remain calm and follow their instructions
  • Immediately drop anything you have in your hands and keep them visible at all times
  • Avoid making any quick movements towards officers. Do not grab or hold onto the officers

Information You Should Provide to Law Enforcement/911
  • Location of the active shooter
  • Number of shooters
  • Physical description
  • Number and type of weapons held by the shooter(s)
  • Number of potential victims at the location

Hostage Situation

  • The first person to become aware of a hostage situation should call 911 and noticy the Clinic Manager
  • If safe to do so, the building should be evacuated to the location's reunification site so that a head count can be obtained in order to assist law enforcement and emergency personnel in their assessment of the hostage situation.
  • Be ready to provide emergency personnel with description on the intruders and information regarding hostages.