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Surviving an Active Shooter

Run, Hide, Fight

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department want to help prepare you for an Active Shooter event by providing information, in-person training, and other resources free of charge.

Run, Hide, Fight

Learn the basics of how to response to an Active Shooter using the Run, Hide, Fight principals.

Learn more about Run, Hide, Fight

In-Person Training

The City of Los Angeles offers “Surviving An Active Shooter” presentations that incorporate the Run, Hide, Fight principals and Stop the Bleed training to help those injured.

Training Information

Active Shooter Resources

Discover what additional resources are available to prepare for an Active Shooter including a video created for our City “Use Your Abilities to Survive an Active Shooter,” that highlights how persons with disabilities and individuals with access and functional needs can prepare.

Additional Resources

The City of Los Angeles Run, Hide, Fight program is an adaptation of the Department of Homeland Security Run, Hide, Fight program. It represents a collaborative effort between the various Los Angeles City Departments and private sector entities with the intention of making our city a safer place to live and work.

Operations-Valley Bureau Training Unit
7870 Nollan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.