YOUR ESCAPE PLAN:
Adopt into practice escape planning and meet up points in case of disaster or emergencies. With school shootings, riots, crime, severe weather, adopting an escape plan saves lives. Here are key points to consider.
1.) At home, work, school, or a concert downtown. Plan an escape route out of your individual area.
2.) Supplies are important, check your inventory before an emergency and restock if needed.
3.) A flashlight, a radio and canned goods, water proof matches, pocket knife, gloves, rain jacket, extra water, (3) Days food rations per person.
4.) Practice escaping with family members to a designated meet up location. While testing your plan, test your family's ability to tune the radio into local news stations.
5.) In crowded urban areas always point out and establish with your group designated link up points and time intervals to check in.
6.) Every responsible member should know how to start up s fire for warmth, signal, and water/food.
7.) while you are waiting be very patient for members of your family/group to arrive. In an emergency nothing happens fast enough so remain calm.
8.) Practice makes perfect, keep updated with these tips and you and your family will reunite.
9.) Should a member fall victim or die. Render aid to the wounded. For the death of a member, remember to focus on the living you need them and they need you. We can always deal with our lost loved ones when it's safe.
10.) In an active shooter scenario:
• RUN - If at all possible run away as fast and safely as possible to safety. Call for help as soon as you get to a safe area. Be prepared to provide a description of the suspect(s) and location. Remember suspect description by race, height, weight, skin tone, scars, tattoos, clothing type and colors to include shoes and shoe size. How many suspects, what were they doing or saying. Where did the suspects enter from and/or flee towards. Remember landmarks and vehicle description of suspects to include license plates, make, model and color.
• Hide - If you cannot run away then hide and if at all possible barricade yourself in a safe area with hard durable items that will be hard for the suspects to breach or shoot through with bullets. It’s important to be as silent as possible not to attract attention. Turn phones to silent and call for help as soon as your safe to alert authorities of the situation confronting you. Be prepared to offer as many details to assist law enforcement to help them eliminate the threat. When law enforcement arrives remain calm and obey all commands as they do not know who’s a victim or a suspect. Cooperation is vital when law enforcement arrives, do not do anything until instructed too.
• Fight - In the extreme case that you are in a position that you must fight for your life be sure to maintain element of surprise to your favor if possible. Use whatever is available to you as an equalizer or weapon to level the odds more in your favor. It’s important to remember that there is no fair fight when your potentially being shot at by firearms in the hands of a lunatic. Do whatever you need to in order to stay alive. Only fight if hiding is going to fail you and you have no other recourse of action left. It’s better to go down fighting than to be executed by a crazed gunman or gunmen.