How YOU Could Survive An Ambush
Here's what you should do if you ever find yourself in the middle of a violent situation such as yesterday's deadly shooting in San Bernardino, California:
Ed Fritz from the Boise Police Department shared tips with us about the best ways for you to survive a violent outbreak in a public place.
He referenced the "Run. Hide. Fight." scenario that is endorsed by the FBI.
There are many things that you can do - but in a highly stressful time "3" is about all you can realistically expect yourself to remember. Here are the basics:
1. Run - get out of there! Don't just run to a parking lot and stand around. Get away from the area if you can. Don't pull the fire alarm on your way out of the building either. Ed said this is a mistake people do and it may lead others to believe there is just a fire drill happening instead of a real crisis.
2. Hide - if you can't run. Turn off lights and computer monitors if you can and silence your phone and hide! Lock or barricade the door if possible.
3. Fight - do what you can to fend off the person who is the threat. Fling books, chairs whatever you can get your hands on and work together with other people to overcome the person who may harm you.
Ed Fritz from the Boise Police Department is available to speak to your group or organization. Contact him at email@example.com or call 208-570-6071