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Active Shooter Training

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This informative video includes portrayals by an actor of an active shooter using a powerful firearm in an office building setting, including multiple firings of the weapon, people fired upon, and the shooter searching for more people to target. All of those portrayed are actors, no physical bullet injuries are shown, the video is fully narrated, it runs just under six minutes. Please make the choice best for you in deciding to view the video.

Active Shooter

An active shooter event can occur at any time or any place. Active shooter incidents are unpredictable and evolve quickly; most incidents are over within minutes. Typically, there is no pattern in the selection of victims in an active shooter incident. Common motives include anger, revenge, ideology, and untreated mental illness.

Notification Protocols 

  • Public Address System
  • RAVE Alert Emergency Text Messaging Systems
  • Cerritos College Twitter Page
  • Safety Alerts located on College Emergency Page
  • Information posted on Electronic Marques and Bulletin Boards
  • E-Mails

How to Respond To an Active Shooter

RUN When an active shooter is in your vicinity.

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible

HIDE If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.

  • Hide in an area out of the shooter's view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the door
  • Silence your cell phone

FIGHT- AS A LAST RESORT and only if your life is in danger.

  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter

POLICE RESPONSE When law enforcement arrives.

  • Keep your EMPTY hands raised and visible, with your fingers spread apart
  • Remain calm and follow instructions
  • Avoid pointing or yelling
  • The first police officers to arrive will not respond to or aid those who are injured.  They will go directly to the shooter.
  • Know that help for the injured is on its way.  Rescue team officers and emergency personnel will care for the injured as soon as possible.
  • The area is a crime scene.  Police officers may secure all witnesses until identified and questioned.


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