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Active Shooter Training


Preparation and practice are key to surviving an active shooter situation. To help our campus community prepare for the unlikely possibility of such an attack, University Safety has provided a 5-minute presentation. The video below is a dramatization of an active shooter situation on the University of Utah campus and provides training on how to react in such a crisis.

Some may find the content disturbing. We recommend watching this video with another person or with a group to facilitate discussion and connections to resources.



The second you think you hear gunshots, run. Look for the nearest exit and run away from the gun sounds. Help others and get out. When you’re clear of the building and in a safe place, call 911 and provide as much detail as possible.


If you can’t run, hide. Block the door. Slowing down the shooter could save your life. Don’t bunch together. If someone’s been shot, stop the bleeding. Turn off the lights & silence your cellphones. Text the police at 911.


When you have no options left, fight. Fight dirty—throw stuff as hard as you can. Tackle the shooter high and low.
Subdue the gun.
Gouge the eyes.
Make a plan and work together.