Active Killer Situation

 

The above video was created in November 2015 by Student Affairs, with the help of Pitt Police.

Active Shooter Response Poster

General guidelines for responding to an active killer situation directed towards University of Pittsburgh students, staff and faculty can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Active Shooter Response Guidelines

Department of Homeland Security: Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training video 

 

When faced with an active killer, evaluate the situation and:

  • RUN if a safe path is available. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.
  • Encourage others to leave with you but don’t let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape.
  • Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 412-624-2121 or 9-1-1.
  • If you can’t get out safely, find a place to HIDE.
  • When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone
  • As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression; use improvised weapons and FIGHT.

 

Pitt Police officers present active threat response training to students, staff, and faculty upon request. You can learn more about the training here. To schedule a training, call 412-624-4040.