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Active Shooter

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 Run, Hide, Fight video to increase your knowledge

Contact Us

Jamie Neibel,
Director Emergency Management

Physical Address

5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Physical Address

5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
Get Directions
  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
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