Run, Hide, Fight – New Keywords To Help You Survive

After last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department.

  • If you are on fire, the keywords are, “Stop, Drop, Roll”
  • If you are in an earthquake, the keywords are, “Drop, Cover, Hold On!”
  • The new keywords for an active shooter incident are, “Run, Hide, Fight”

“It may 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 recommends:

  • 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 escape.
  • 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 and fight.

So be safe, be prepared, and don’t let the crazies and terrorists win.

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