A key part of Active Threat Training is situational awareness. Col. Jeff Cooper created a color coded awareness chart that is used by trainers across the country to help individuals learn to shift up and down a readiness scale.
One of the most important ways you can be empowered to save lives is to participate in training. Active threat training includes information on recognizing when an event is happening, preparing yourself to respond, and training on basic first aid and bleeding control to help provide immediate aid and assist in recovery.
Last week, Juliana Lochte with the American Red Cross joined CBS 4 to discuss how Save A Life Denver can help prepare you to respond to and recover from an active shooter incident.
View the story on the CBS 4 website.
First Responders explain how important it is for individuals to act in the time before emergency responders can arrive.
What should I do if I find myself in the middle of an active threat?
Your responsibility is to get yourself to safety first. The actions we encourage people to take are run, hide or fight. We encourage you to take the action that will best protect your personal physical safety. When you are physically safe, you should alert law enforcement and others.
I’ve spotted something that concerns me. What should I do?
Trust your gut. If something looks suspicions report it to police. This applies to both everyday life and online behavior. If you see something, say something. If something is concerning you at your workplace, house of worship or school, ask the leadership of the organization what the correct reporting process is. If they do not have a plan in place, the Red Cross Active Threat training is available for them.
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