Attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

National Counter Terrorism policing is providing advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.


#What to do
1.Escape if you can 
2.Consider the safest options 
3.Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE 
4.Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger? 
5.Insist others leave with you 
6.Leave belongings behind 


If you cannot RUN, HIDE

#What to do
1.Find cover from gunfire 
2.If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you 
3.Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal 
4.Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls 
5.Be aware of your exits 
6.Try not to get trapped 
7.Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate 
8.Lock / barricade yourself in 
9.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

#What to do
1.Location – Where are the suspects? 
2.Direction – Where did you last see the suspects? 
3.Descriptions – Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc. 
4.Further information – Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc. 
5.Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so 


#What to do
1.Follow officers instructions 
2.Remain calm 
3.Can you move to a safer area? 
4.Avoid sudden movements that may be considered a threat 
5.Keep your hands in view 


1.Point guns at you 
2.Treat you firmly 
3.Question you 
4.Be unable to distinguish you from the attacker 
5.Officers will evacuate you when it is safe to do so 

The ‘Stay Safe’ Film provided by the UK government is well worth a watch

The most important thing is to STAY SAFE. What are your plans if there were an incident?

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