active shooter safety

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Defined by the FBI, “an active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area”.

Research from the Department of Homeland Security reveals that the average duration of an active shooter incident is only 12.5 minutes, whereas the average time for police response is another 6 minutes  – in other words, it takes on average 18 minutes for police to arrive from the time the active shooter.  And recent tragedies have demonstrated that most shooters will not stop their rampage until police arrive. Victims are usually chosen at random and your survival depends on developing survival skills you hope you will never have to use.

Most colleges and universities have written protocol for preparedness during active shooter incidents. Do you know what your school’s is?

This video from the FBI talks about how to face such a situation, RUN.HIDE.FIGHT.



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About Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week LIVE! is a program dedicated to protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. 

These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions. 

The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.


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