Active Shooter Safety Tips recommended by the Utah Dept. of Public Safety

Active shooter incidents are statistically very rare, but it is always good to be prepared.  

An active shooter is an event in which one or more persons are actively engaging in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.  In most cases, active shooters use firearms, and there is no apparent pattern or method to their selection of victims.  These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, with immediate deployment of law enforcement officers to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent victims.


If faced with an active shooter incident, there are THREE things you can do that make a difference.     RUN, HIDE, FIGHT.

RUN – When an active shooter is in your vicinity:

HIDE – If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.

FIGHT – AS A LAST RESORT, and only if your life is in danger:

POLICE RESPONSE – When law enforcement officers arrive:

And, here is the link to the State of Utah complimentary online training produced by the utah Division of Risk Management if anyone would like to take it.