An active shooter incident is a situation in which people in a confined or populated area are threatened with deadly violence. Incidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of time.

Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts.

To help you prepare, review the Prepareathon How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Scenario Guide that outlines steps you can take before, during, and after an active shooter incident.

The guide also includes:

To learn more about preparing for an active shooter incident, read this story featuring Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where 1,700 students, 150 staff members, and 34 local agencies, organizations, and public safety departments participated in a full-scale active shooter exercise.