“Law enforcement cannot be there fast enough” Calling 911 for an Active Shooter 

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but is it the only thing you are prepared to do? If a shooter opens fire, what to do? Seattle trains in advance of Pride Weekend | The Seattle Times

Active shooter training ahead of Seattle’s Gay Pride Parade.

[ Seattle police SWAT team officer, Jeff] Geoghagan’s lesson Tuesday included sobering facts: The average duration of such a shooting is two minutes, though SPD says its average response time to a priority-911 call is six minutes, he said.

That means – on average – for most of these events, you are going to be on your own. Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, as it will bring police and fire/rescue teams. But they won’t be there in time to “save” you. You are on your own.

The training provided seems to be the “Run, Hide, Fight” cannon promoted by many cities and universities. But the “Hide” portion is changed to “barricade.” Because hiding – as was done in Orlando – doesn’t work by itself.

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