Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Would you know what to do if a gunman barged into your place of employment and started shooting?

This nearly 6 minute graphic video, made by the city of Houston, tells people how to survive if a gunman enters their office and starts shooting.

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst.

Run, Hide, Fight:  Surviving an Active Shooter Event depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building.

The video advises people to “always try to escape or evacuate…even when others insist on staying.”  And if you can’t run, the video advises people to hide.   “Turn off the lights and if possible, lock doors, silence the ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone,” the clip further states.

As a last resort, victims are told to fight back.  “Act with aggression, improvise weapons, disarm him and commit to taking the shooter down no matter what.”