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.
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.
Safe A Life Denver is a collaboration between American Red Cross Colorado, CEPP, Denver Health Paramedics, Denver Police Foundation, and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Together, we provide resources and training to empower you to take appropriate action in the moment, and to talk with others about preparing for active threats. As a community, we can do more to prepare for, respond to and recover from active threats. Even though this is a difficult and uncomfortable subject to talk about, thinking about and planning for your response to an active threat can save lives. As a community, we will be more prepared and resilient if we are all empowered to save lives.
If you have questions about Save a Life Denver, please contact us.