In the immediate aftermath of Monday’s gun rampage at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, CMPD’s Active Survival Expert Lt. Steve Huber shared the following tips for surviving an active shooter situation on a recent episode of CMPD’s CopCast podcast.
- A moving target is a hard target to hit – you’ve got to keep moving.
- There are nontraditional exits that you don’t think about in every building – through a kitchen, a loading dock, or a window.
- You have to control yourself, you have to control your emotions and your breathing. 5 minutes a day of focused breathing will help you with this.
- About 40% of people think gunfire is fireworks when they hear it. If you hear something that sounds like fireworks in a location that you know shouldn’t be fireworks, you have to react as if it’s gunfire.
You can watch the complete episode here.
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