JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The FBI is looking to spread the word about the “Run, Hide, Fight” campaign, which prepares people for active shooter situations.
“You need to be prepared for the worst,” an informational video posted to the FBI’s website said.
“You certainly don’t want to go to a gun fight with your hands but if you have to survive then that’s what you do,” Action News Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said.
Jefferson has taught this training for the last six years.
According to the FBI, they looked at 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013.
More than 480 people were killed in those cases.
Jefferson said the campaign stresses that people need to try and run and escape first and if that’s not an option, hiding is the next best choice.
“Lock the doors,” Jefferson said. “Lock windows and try to secure yourself in a spot where you can’t be noticed.”
When all else fails, Jefferson said fighting back against the attacker is the last resort.
The goal is to disarm the shooter.
“You don’t want to just be a sitting duck,” Jefferson said.