Run Hide Tell

It is important that communities continue to remain vigilant and are aware of how to protect themselves if a firearms or weapon attack arises.
 

We are asking everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency, 999.

CitizenAID is a useful App which enables you to prepare and act when a serious incident occurs.

Simply download the free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.

RUN
 

  • Escape if you can
  • Consider the safest options
  • Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE
  • Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
  • Insist others leave with you
  • Leave belongings behind

HIDE
 

  • If you cannot RUN, HIDE
  • Find cover from gunfire
  • If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
  • Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal
  • Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Try not to get trapped
  • Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate
  • Lock / barricade yourself in
  • Move away from the door

TELL
 

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

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