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Mission Statement

To establish and maintain a progressive emergency management program that promotes the mitigation of, preparation for, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters impacting the public, government, and business of the communities in Monroe County.

RUN, HIDE, Fight: What to do when an active shooter is in your vicinity:

RUN

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind (Practice this so that you are ready to go in an emergency)
  • Leave your belongings behind (grab your cell phone if you can)
  • Keep your hands visible

HIDE

  • Hide in an area out of the shooter's view
  • Block the entry to your hiding place, lock the door and turn out the lights 
  • Silence your cell phone

FIGHT

  • As a last resort and only when your life is in danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression, use whatever items are available

How should I respond when law enforcement arrives?

  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Put down any items you have in your hands
  • Raise your hands and keep them visible
  • Avoid quick movements toward officers
  • Avoid pointing and screaming
  • Do not stop until you are evacuated to a safe area

If you are able to safely call 911

  • Give the location of the active shooter
  • Give the number of shooters
  • Give a physical description of the shooter(s)
  • Give a description of the number and type of weapons being used
  • Give the approximate number of persons present at your location

Check out the video link below to increase your knowledge on Run, Hide, Fight

https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources/responding-to-an-active-shooter-crisis-situation

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About the Monroe County Emergency Management Office

Emergency Management means the preparation for and the coordination of all emergency functions other than functions for which military forces or other federal agencies are primarily responsible, to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters.

For the entire Indiana Code chapter on emergency management and the directives state legislature lays out for the formation and regulation of an emergency management agency at the county level, go to https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2014/ic/. Select Title 10, Article 14.  

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Receive emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for Monroe County Alert. This systems enables us to provide you with critical information quickly, such as tornado warnings, road closures, missing persons and evacuations that are specific to Monroe County.

You will receive time sensitive messages, and you can specify to receive them by text, email, home phone, etc

Mission Statement

To establish and maintain a progressive emergency management program that promotes the mitigation of, preparation for, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters impacting the public, government, and business of the communities in Monroe County.

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Contact Us

Allison Moore,
Director
Highway Garage
5900 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
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  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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