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DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    After last week's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event.

    The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department.

    "I can't imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come out of it, perhaps it can be letting people know the options to consider if it happens again," said Mayor Annise Parker in a statement.

    [video=youtube;5VcSwejU2D0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5VcSwejU2D0[/video]

    Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at an office building.

    "It may feel like just another day at the office, but occasionally life feels more like an action movie than reality," says a narrator.

    The City of Houston's website offers these tips:

    Run if a safe path is available. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.
    Encourage others to leave with you but don't let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape.
    Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1.
    If you can't get out safely, find a place to hide.
    When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

    Houston's Public Safety Office said it had started working on the video before the theater shooting, reports the ABC station in Houston.
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The lies started right away. The police are not there to protect you.

    A lack of awareness was a big issue (security guard just standing and chatting away) the shooter was clearly out of place.

    The 30-06 ( A Texas rule) sign on the door was not effective in preventing except providing soft targets. Or the possible stopping of the shooter.

    The defending part was interesting, but the fire extinguisher would have been better discharged in the shooters face, and then busting his face with it. The chair is a lousy weapon.

    The people getting out and dragging the woman out with them was a good point.
    There were several good details in the video, but one sadly lacking thing. Had people who trained with their carry gun been allowed to carry the situation would have possibly had a different outcome.

    It is easy to say this sitting at home. but if you notice the first one took out was the uniformed unarmed guard, and then about 10 seconds of shotgun fire. It make you realize that when you see it you have 2 or 3 seconds to react and you better be prepared.
     
  3. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    That is a surprisingly good video. A little overdramatic (but most 'preparedness' videos are,) but not over-the-top with its presentation.
     
  4. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    For all of us who are sheeple, by choice or circumstance (can't carry at work, etc).

    Well done, correctly defines that the first responders are there to deal with the shooter(s).... period, not provide first aid, emotional comfort or anything else that will detract from objective A.
     
  5. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget, according to the government the aggressor will always be a white male.