After the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston
released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with
funds from the Homeland Security Department. Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the
video depicts a fictional shooting incident at an office building.
feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like
an action movie than reality," says a narrator.
The City of Houston's website
offers these tips:
• Run if a safe path is available. Always try and escape
or evacuate even if others insist on staying.
• Encourage others to leave
with you but don't let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to
• Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from
walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1.
• If you can't get out safely,
find a place to hide.
• When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors
and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone.
• As a last
resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons
Houston's Public Safety Office said it had started working on
the video before the theater shooting, reports the ABC station in Houston.
You will find the link here.