Head Portland Cop Says Plan For Active Shooter At Work [VIDEO]
It's something to think about in this day and age, what would you do if a gunman came into your place of employment and started shooting?
This past Tuesday, Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck held a seminar at a business in his city on just that. The seminar is part of a program called "Active Shooter Training", which offers advice on what to do when the bullets start to fly.
Basically you're to "run, hide and fight".
Step #1: Get out of the building as fast as you can.
Step #2: If you're trapped inside, somehow hide yourself behind closed doors, whether they're locked or not.
Step #3: Fight for your life. Take on the threat directly. Make yourself a nuisance to the shooter. Be something that he or she doesn't want to deal with. Even if it's just winging a stapler at them.
These are just a few simple instinctive steps to remember while you're in "panic mode".
The Chief mentioned how this scenario can happen anywhere. For instance, back in 2008 when an armed man entered a school in Stockton Springs, and of course the horrible shootings in Newtown Connecticut.
Below is the video presentation that was shown this past Tuesday in Portland.