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Preparedness Information for an Active Shooter Event

Unfortunately, we live in a world where there are possible events of an active shooter. Department of Homeland Security defines the Active Shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm[s] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”

It is important to note that an active Shooter incident can happen anywhere from being in a large event or mall, to a small business, school, church, or even a home. The best way to know how to respond to an active shooter incident it to learn how to respond. Below is a video and a website link produced by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University. It has been shared through out Tooele County as a resource to help business and schools know how to respond personally in such an event. It is important for citizens to be aware of the possibility of it happening and it is more important to learn how you can keep yourself safer by knowing the correct actions to take.

Please watch the video and visit the website for more information on keeping safe in an active shooter incident.

Website: http://www.avoiddenydefend.org/

“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).