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What is an active shooter?
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
Active shooter situations are unpredictable, often occur without warning and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm.
Because active shooter situations are often over quickly, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
Hostage or barricaded subject situations often take place over a longer period of time and usually there is no ongoing injury or loss of life. These situations are often managed through the deployment of specialized units, as time allows. Both hostage and barricaded subject situations can rapidly shift, however, to become active shooter situations and vice versa.
UHM DPS may be the first responder to an active shooter situation on the Mānoa campus and will immediately request, and coordinate support from the Honolulu Police Department. UHM DPS will also initiate the sending of a UH Alert.
When an active shooter is in your vicinity...Run, Hide, FightRUN
When law enforcement arrives...
Law enforcement's purpose is to stop the active shooter as soon as possible. Officers will proceed directly to the area in which the last shots were heard:
How to react when law enforcement arrives:
Information to provide to a law enforcement or 911 operator:
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event
This video was created by the City of Houston's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security using funds from the Department of Homeland Security. Please be aware that this video is designed to educate the public on surviving an active shooter event. It contains graphic dramatizations of a violent shooter situation.
FEMA Training Course IS907, "Active Shooter: What You Can Do."
This free, FEMA-sponsored interactive web course highlights potential actions to take when confronted with an active shooter. It includes information on:
- Actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials
- Recognizing potential workplace violence indicators
- Actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents
- How to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident