Run Hide Tell
It is important that communities continue to remain vigilant and are aware of how to protect themselves if a firearms or weapon attack arises.
We are asking everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency, 999.
CitizenAID is a useful App which enables you to prepare and act when a serious incident occurs.
Simply download the free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.
- Escape if you can
- Consider the safest options
- Is there a safe route? Run if not Hide
- Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
- Insist others leave with you
- Leave belongings behind
- If you cannot Run, Hide
- Find cover from gunfire
- If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
- Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal
- Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls
- Be aware of your exits
- Try not to get trapped
- Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate
- Lock / barricade yourself in
- Move away from the door
Call 999 - What do the police need to know? If you cannot speak or make a noise listen to the instructions given to you by the call taker
- Location - Where are the suspects?
- Direction - Where did you last see the suspects?
- Descriptions - Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc.
- Further information - Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc.
- Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so