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Active Shooter

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


  • 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 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


  • 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
5850 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Staff Directory
  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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