- Emergency personnel are the best equipped to handle the situation.
Notify police (9) 9-1-1 as soon as possible and give them the following information:
- Nature of the incident
- Location of the incident
- Any injuries and if medical assistance is needed
- Description of the person(s) involved
- Description of the property involved
In case of an immediate life-threatening event, each individual should take whatever actions are necessary to protect his or her own life.
Do not sound the fire alarm unless there is a fire.
- Fire alarms alert people to evacuate a building
- Evacuation during an active threat could place people in harm’s way.
Do not approach emergency responders, let them come to you.
- Raise both your hands over your head when approached or confronted by emergency responders
- This is the universal surrender signal. Otherwise, emergency responders may not know the difference between you and the threat/shooter.
Do not attempt to rescue injured people.
- Moving them may cause further injury.
- Take note of their location and notify emergency personnel where they are as soon as possible.
Do not drive away from the scene until you are instructed to do so. It may be unsafe.