1.

Stay Present

Stay present: you can better react to your surroundings and help yourself and others to safety.

2.

Count to 10

Counting breaths helps focus your mind so you can figure out the best next step.

Breathe & remain calm

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1.

Location

Where are you? What’s a landmark/cross-street? Provide as much information as possible—the more details, the better!

2.

What’s happening?

Is it happening now? How many suspect(s) are there?

3.

Does someone have a weapon?

What kind? Long gun (shotgun)? Or handgun?

4.

Did someone call in a bomb threat?

Show interest and find out what you can.

5.

What is the suspect(s) wearing?

Hat? Coat? What color shoes? Dress?

6.

Are there hostages? Injuries?

How do I make an effective 911 call?

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1.

Wash your hands.

Wash your hands (if possible) before and after treating the wound.

2.

Direct pressure should be applied over a sterile dressing.

If bleeding soaks through the dressing, add more without removing the previous dressings.

3.

Pressure bandages can be applied.

Pressure bandages can be applied using rolled gauze wrapped around the wound area.

4.

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.

How do I stop bleeding?

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1.

Listen

Listen to Notify NYC alerts and instructions from first responders (NYPD, FDNY) to learn if you should stay or go.

2.

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?

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1.

Avoid

Have a clear path? Run.

2.

Barricade

If you can’t get out, pile furniture against a door. Be quiet; silence your phone.

3.

Confront

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.

More on how to survive an active shooter

How do I survive an active shooter?

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1.

Turn off WiFi or Bluetooth if you’re not using them.

2.

Text. Don’t call.

3.

Turn off “push” notifications.

4.

Revoke background app access.

5.

Conserve

Do not use your phone unless it’s for emergency information. Games can wait.

How do I keep my phone charged?

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