Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What To Do During a Terrorist Attack?

The UK government has a pretty basic but overall correct guideline for terrorist threats which consists of RUN, HIDE, TELL. It can of course be complemented with defensive skills, a carry weapon and a well selected EDC kit, which could be life saving. Still, sound advice:
  • Escape if you can
  • Consider the safest options
  • Is there a safe route? RUN. If not, HIDE
  • Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
  • Insist others leave with you
  • Leave belongings behind
  • If you can't RUN, HIDE
  • If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
  • Find cover from gunfire such as substantial brickwork or heavy reinforced walls
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Try not to get trapped
  • Be quiet, silence your phone
  • Lock and barricade yourself in
  • Move away from the door
  • Call 911: What do the police need to know?
  • Location: Where are the suspects?
  • Direction: Where did you last see the suspects?
  • Descriptions: Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons
  • Provide further information: Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages
  • And stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so
This is the kind of advice you give in general to people, especially children, in places where shootings occur with certain frequency. When we lived in Argentina, my wife and oldest son knew that the first thing to do if shooting started was to move away from it! Understanding the difference between cover and concealment can be very useful but it may be harder to tell for those that aren’t knowledgeable regarding firearms and ballistics.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

1 comment:

Jorge said...

I think that you don't have to think on how to survive in Argentina, because you must think as survive in the United States now with the bloody civil war living the yanquees.

Following the civil war in the United States: 14 dead in mass shooting in California.

In previously published articles, we have called attention to the continuous and intense civil war in the United States and that it suffers from several years ago, and that always include armed civilians and range from mass murder, attacks on military units, religious massacres and racial persecution

Yo creo que mas que pensar en como sobrevivir en Argentina, hay que pensar como sobrevivir en los EE.UU con la guerra civil sangrienta que viven los yanquees.

Sigue la guerra civil en los EE.UIU: 12 muertos en tiroteo masivo en California.

Ya en artículos publicados previamente , hemos llamado la atención sobre la continua e intensa guerra civil en los Estados Unidos y que sufre desde hace ya varios años, y que incluyen siempre a civiles armados y van desde asesinatos masivos, ataque en unidades militares, masacres religiosas y persecuciones raciales