An "active shooter" is an individual actively engaged in shooting or attempting to shoot people in a populated area. Recent active shooter incidents have emphasized the need for a coordinated response by all.
Remain calm. Have a plan. Be aware of your environment, and know the possible escape routes and safe rooms. You will have three options: run, hide, or fight.
RUN: If you believe you can safely do so, exit the building immediately, move far away and seek shelter.
Notify anyone you may encounter to also exit the building.
As soon as possible, call 9-1-1 and campus safety at (626) 914-8611, or extension 8611, if you are calling from a campus phone. Calls can also be made by utilizing the panic button function on the campus safety mobile app, Citrus Guardian.
a. your name and location
b. location (building/room) of incident
c. number, identity and description of shooter(s) if known
d. other information as requested
Remain in a safe place until the threat is over.
HIDE: If you are NOT able to flee:
Go to the nearest room or office.
Close, lock, and barricade the door by any means possible.
Stay away from doors or windows where you might be seen.
Turn off cell phones, radios, computers or anything else that might draw attention.
Lights off! ACT AS IF NO ONE IS IN THE ROOM.
Get in to the most secure place/position you can find, away from doors and windows, and remain quiet and hidden.
DO NOT ANSWER OR UNLOCK THE DOOR. Safety responders will have the necessary access keys. It may take time for help to get to you. If injured, quietly call 9-1-1 and give your location.
FIGHT: As a last resort, if confronted by an "active shooter," an attempt to overpower the shooter may be your only option.
You may need to "incapacitate" the shooter by throwing items or attacking with physical aggression. Look for items you can use as a weapon, e.g. fire extinguisher, chairs, or flagpole. Be prepared to fight.
Fully commit to taking action. DO NOT HESITATE to follow through.
Your life may depend on it.
Employees: please view the active shooter video located on the campus safety intranet website.