How To Survive An Active Shooter Event

For most of us each day seems like a replay of the day before, and the day before that. We get up, eat, go to work, come home, etc, etc. Then in an instant things can change. A real bad guy walks in in to the office, and bullets start flying, people die.

The police can only do so much. Your survival will often depend on how you react in this situation. Maybe you’re at the movie theatre or the mall. We never know when some “crazy” will go off.

In this excellent video you will learn 3 things that may save your life in an active shooter situation. The video is outstanding, so take the time to watch it in it’s entirety. Make sure to read the article below the video.


An Active Shooter at Work – How to Stay Alive

Author Anne Lackey

A mentor of mine, a former CIA Agent, trained us on how to physically and mentally prepare for an active shooter situation. We offer this and other safety and escape live training. The basics of the training are:

  • Always study and know your exits.
  • Know of at least two ways to get out of your office and other buildings.
  • ESCAPE if you can.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Fight back if you cannot escape – rush the shooter
  • First responders on the scene will not help you. They are there to take the shooter out

The US Department of Homeland Safety and Security similarly recommends on how to respond in the event of an active shooter. Their direction to protect your life is; Run, Hide, Fight. Their ‘good practices’ for coping with an active shooter situation include.

  • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.
  • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit.
  • If you are in an office, stay there and secure the door.
  • If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door.
  • As the last resort, attempt to take the active shooter down. When the shooter is at close range and you cannot flee, your chance of survival is much greater if you try to incapacitate him/her.
  • CALL 911 when it is safe to do so!

Bottom line is you need to have awareness, have a plan, train, prepare and take away lessons learn from the past work place violence events.

Anne Lackey & her husband Mark are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Empowerment Coaches, Consultants, Authors, Speakers and Educators. Their core desire is coaching and teaching individuals and organizations how to better themselves by planning and being prepared. They own Atlanta Spy Escape and provide ongoing scheduled group training and are available to do personal or corporate training.

Individuals wishing to learn more about the Active Shooter Training, How to Avoid Becoming a Hostage, How to Escape Duct Tape and Zip Ties if Abducted and other Safety and Escape Training offered by Atlanta Spy Escape please go to or call Mark at 404-886-8789. The next group class is scheduled for March 21, 2015

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