A common theme developed by the government and security companies to surviving an active shooter incident has been to create an easily articulated recommendation and strategy. “Run, Hide, Fight” which is the U.S. government’s “guidance” to surviving an active shooter incident is the first one that comes to mind. Search the web, and you’ll see numerous entities either training the Run-Hide-Fight methodology or creating their own acronyms that are highly marketable and resonate with people. But, are they effective?
“To evade you want to run the opposite direction of a sound of gunfire,” says Perron. Then you obstruct by making your way to a safe room. “First ring of security is you lock the door. ..lock the door…second ring barricade with any and everything you have available,” says Perron. Just as important is pre-recognition.