Run, Hide, Fight
In the case of a violent incident such as an active shooter, federal law enforcement and emergency officials endorse a three-pronged approach known as "Run, Hide, Fight":
- Run: If it is safe to do so, evacuate the area as quickly as possible.
- Hide: If it is not safe to evacuate, shelter in place.
- Fight: If you are unable to run or hide, your last option should be to fight back using any means available.
More detailed information on each of these strategies is detailed in the Violent Incidents section of the Emergency Management Plan as well as in the instructional video below. In the event of a violent incident, specific instructions will also be shared via text message, emails and the LiveSafe app.
If you have questions about emergency management at the University, please contact Mac Testerman, Associate Director of Public Safety and Director of Emergency Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org. During an actual emergency, check with the University website or call Public Safety at (540) 458-8999 for updates and information.