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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Some advice we hope you never have to use


By Tom Herrmann / ADOT Communications

Active Shooter TrainingEven transportation officials need to be prepared for the unthinkable: a scenario involving someone with a gun.

That's why ADOT recently helped colleagues from across the country participate in what law enforcement refers to as an active-shooter drill.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office and the Transportation Security Administration offered this training at the Northwest Fire District in Tucson. As the video above shows, participants saw and heard what such an incident at a community meeting might be like, including the law enforcement response.

Leaders of this training had three suggestions for anyone caught in a situation involving an active shooter:

  1. Run: If you can get out of the room or out of the building, run to safety.
  2. Hide: If you can’t get clear safely, find a place to hide.
  3. Fight: If escape or concealment are impossible, grab a book, a table leg, a chair – anything to use as a weapon. 
It’s advice ADOT and law enforcement hope you never have to use.
Posted by Caroline Carpenter   |  Labels:  active-shooter, emergency-management


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