The Run-Hide-Fight video
outlines what to do in the case of an active shooter. Please prepare yourself for viewing because it is a powerful enactment of a possible incident and somewhat graphic in nature. The intention is not to upset viewers but to help them prepare and be able to react in a possible emergency. Students - If you would like to speak with someone about feelings you are experiencing after watching the video, contact the Counseling Center at 610-799-1895 or email counseling firstname.lastname@example.org
The Run, Hide, Fight® model was developed by the City of Houston, and offers three simple and effective action steps if confronted with an active assailant, making it easy to remember and act upon in an emergency: run if you can, hide if you can’t, and fight as a last resort.
Below is additional guidance for the LCCC community to follow in such an even should occur.
- Have an escape route and plan in mind.
- Make sure it is safe to leave the area you are in. Use your eyes and ears to determine if it is safe to run.
- Leave your belongings behind.
- Keep your hands visible.
- Once in a safe place, call police and give detailed information about what is happening. Don’t assume someone else has already called the police.
- If unable to run from the danger, your second option should be to hide.
- Find a place that’s out of the attacker’s sight and remain quiet.
- Do not huddle together, because it makes an easier target.
- Make sure your cell phone is on silent.
- Shut off lights.
- Lock and barricade doors with whatever is available, such as desks, chairs, or door wedges.
- Fighting is a last resort to be used only when your life is in imminent danger. (However, sometimes fighting may be the first and only option.)
- Find an object to use as a weapon, such as a fire extinguisher, backpack, book or chair.
- Attempt to incapacitate the attacker; commit to your actions; work with others to disable the assailant.
The yellow lockdown pull stations are located at various locations throughout the buildings at all campuses. The lockdown alert is to be utilized for potentially life-threatening situations (such as an active shooter) on campus other than fires and/or explosive devices. In the event of an emergency, the lockdown alert pull station works in the same manner as the traditional fire alarm pull stations.
When the lockdown alert is activated the following will occur:
- An alarm signal (audible and visual) will begin along with a broadcast message that will be heard both in and outside of the buildings stating:
Active attacker on campus.
Run if able.
Hide if no escape.
Fight if in immediate danger.
- Immediately upon the emergency alert activation the alarm company will notify the appropriate police agency first and then notify LCCC security. Security will respond to the problem to attempt to contain the situation until outside law enforcement resources arrive on scene. Further instructions will be broadcast as the scene is secured.