Video: How to Prepare for an Active Shooter

Posted at 11 a.m.


Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrible tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, especially those who died and their families.

In the aftermath of Monday’s shooting at the Navy Yard, we encourage you to watch this video about how to survive an active shooter event produced by the City of Houston (and funded by a Department of Homeland Security grant).

Entitled “Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event,” the video depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building.

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5 responses to “Video: How to Prepare for an Active Shooter”

  1. Vu, Lienhuong says :

    Video is not allowed

    Lien Vu

  2. John Botts says :

    County employees need access to this video and related information. It will be more difficult to prepare otherwise.

  3. John Botts says :

    Here is a synopsis of the video courtesy of Fairfax City Patch:

    The video advises people to run or evacuate the area if possible. It also advises remembering that your safety is more important than your belongings. “Leave your belongings behind,” the video instructs, and if possible, help others evacuate as well.

    Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the line of fire and call 911. If you can’t get out of the area safely, find a place to hide. Conceal yourself behind large objects out of the shooter’s view and do your best to remain quiet and calm, it advises.

    If you are unable to evacuate or hide, the video suggests fighting and acting with aggression, whether you’re working alone or as a group.

    The city of Houston produced the emergency video and was funded by a Department of Homeland Security grant. The video depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building.

  4. melissa says :

    Unfortunately, county employees are unable t access the video.