Active Shooter Incident
Contacting authorities:Dial 9-1-1
870-230-5098 HSU Police
Be aware that the 911 system will likely be overwhelmed. Program the HSU Police administrative line (230-5098) into cell phones for emergency use or consider e-mail. E-mail is monitored by police personnel.
What to report: Your specific location -building name and office/room number
Number of people at your specific location
Injuries - number injured, types of injuries
Assailant(s) - location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapons (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooter's identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire, etc.
Secure immediate area: Lock and barricade doors
Turn off lights
Turn off radios and computer monitors
Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out-of-sight
Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets (cover may protect you from bullets)
Silence cell phones
Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons
Un-Securing an area:
Consider risks before un-securing rooms
Remember, the shooter will not stop until they are engaged by an outside force
Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area.
Consider the safety of masses-vs-the safety of a few.
If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured.
Objective is to immediately engage assailant(s)
Facilitate follow up medical care, interviews, counseling