Emergency Response Training

The college has published an Adobe PDFEmergency Procedures Quick Reference Guide. This guide is being placed in every campus classroom. It will be the centerpiece for comprehensive emergency response for administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Additionally the college has prepared an Adobe PDFActive Shooter Quick Reference Guide. This will also be placed in every campus classroom. It is the responsibility of all faculty and staff members to be familiar with the safety and emergency response information and procedures detailed in the guide.

Note: Fire safety procedures are discussed regularly with all students who live in campus residence halls and a series of fire drills is scheduled annually.

Active Shooter Online Videos

Online Video
Duration - 5:56

Especially appropriate to all. It provides a basic understanding of the Run-Hide-Fight method, while being presented in a memorable, high-impact style.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. It is a fast-paced, succinct overview of the Run-Hide-Fight procedure that provides the best approach to surviving an active shooter incident. It was produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety with funding from a grant by the Department of Homeland Security. (Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (2012)

Online Video
Duration - 3:41

Especially appropriate for employees working in an office setting

Active Shooter: Options for Consideration

Options for Consideration is an informational video that demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. The instructive video provides precise definitions of common terms and reviews the choices of evacuating, hiding, or, as an option of last resort, challenging the shooter (“Run-Hide-Fight”). The video also provides important information on how to act after law enforcement personnel arrive on the scene – to understand their role and to avoid being mistaken for a shooter.

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the US Department of Homeland Security (2013)

Online Video
Duration – 9:22

Especially appropriate for: college students, faculty, and employees working in a large open environment (e.g., library, physical plant, dining center)

Surviving an Active Shooter

This video depicts how to respond to an active shooter in three of the more common situations in which shooting incidents have taken place: a warehouse (substitute the shelves of boxes for shelves of books and you have a library), a large, open food court/dining facility, and a college. Based on the Run-Hide-Fight approach to active shooter survival, the video provides additional information on recommended protocol for assisting injured victims and for interacting with law enforcement officers on the scene. (Warning: this video contains graphic content of a violent nature. Viewer discretion is advised.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (2015)

Online Video
Duration: 3:35

Especially appropriate for: college students and faculty

Practical Response to Active Shooter

This video focuses entirely on an active shooter in a college setting. It provides additional detail on what to do when law enforcement officials arrive.

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by Rock Valley College, Rockford IL (2014)

Online Video
Duration: 8:47

Especially appropriate for: college faculty and students

Shooter on Campus: Know You Can Survive

This video focuses entirely on an active shooter in a college setting. It takes a step-by-step approach to the Run-Hide-Fight sequence of options and depicts some creative ideas for securing a room without a lock. (This video production is dramatic and realistic. Some viewers might find it upsetting.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the University of Alberta (2013)

Active Shooter: What You Can Do Course

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed an independent study course titled Active Shooter: What You Can Do. This course was developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations.

Upon completion of Active Shooter: What You Can Do, administrators, faculty, staff and students will be able to:

  • Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and to assist responding law enforcement officials;
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators;
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents; and
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

Click the link to start the course Active Shooter: What You Can Do.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016