Active Shooter Incidents

SBC trains on how to respond to an active shooter incident with local law enforcement agencies.

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

Think it can’t happen here? It already has. Twice.

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

The City of Houston’s Run! Hide! Fight! program has become the standard for training and self-preparation in the event you find yourself in this situation. We invite you to watch the video to learn more about how your can protect yourself. Sadly, the figures shown during the beginning are already outdated, with hundreds more having been killed simply for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

We hope you will never be put into this situation, but if you are, please remember these three things that may make a difference. Run! Hide! Fight!