If terror strikes,
we will be ready.
Do you need help now?
If you are facing a life-threatening emergency and need help right now, call 911.
Tell the dispatcher: where you are, what is happening, if your attacker has weapons, and if there are others with you.Call 911
Where are you? What’s a landmark/cross-street? Provide as much information as possible—the more details, the better!
Is it happening now? How many suspect(s) are there?
Does someone have a weapon?
What kind? Long gun (shotgun)? Or handgun?
Did someone call in a bomb threat?
Show interest and find out what you can.
What is the suspect(s) wearing?
Hat? Coat? What color shoes? Dress?
Are there hostages? Injuries?
How do I make an effective 911 call?Learn More
Wash your hands.
Wash your hands (if possible) before and after treating the wound.
Direct pressure should be applied over a sterile dressing.
If bleeding soaks through the dressing, add more without removing the previous dressings.
Pressure bandages can be applied.
Pressure bandages can be applied using rolled gauze wrapped around the wound area.
Use tourniquets as a last resort to save a life.
Tourniquets ― bandages designed to compress bleeding ― are considered a last resort to save a life. If one is applied, it should be placed as close to the injury site as possible.
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Listen to Notify NYC alerts and instructions from first responders (NYPD, FDNY) to learn if you should stay or go.
Here is some general advice to follow, if possible, depending on your situation:
- Shooter: GO if it is safe to leave
- Explosion: GO
- Radiological: STAY unless you are in immediate danger
- Biological: GO get away from immediate danger
- Chemical: GO get away from immediate danger
Should I stay or should I go?Learn More
Have a clear path? Run.
If you can’t get out, pile furniture against a door. Be quiet; silence your phone.
If you and others are in the open with nowhere to hide and no way out, use what you can to defend yourself — throw things, etc. — until first responders arrive.
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