Active Shooter Preparedness
Our nation has experienced a variety of random, tragic episodes of armed violence against unarmed citizens in a wide array of circumstances.
In response to these random occurrences, all U.S. institutions and businesses are assessing risks in order to develop flexible planning objectives for evolving security needs.
The Mercer University Emergency Management Team (EMT) recommends that you develop a personal action plan to supplement university guidelines regarding armed violence in the university workplace and special events.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a video for public circulation to provide guidance in preparing for, and responding to a random episode of armed violence that you may encounter in a workplace or public venue.
The DHS video identifies three distinct options: Run, Hide, or Fight.
For more information, visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation's website regarding Active Shooter Incidents and watch the video, below, about Run, Hide, Fight.
Get more information about Mercer's general Emergency Preparedness Plan.