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Active Shooter Protocol

During load-in or Site Survey


  1. Identify and designate at least 2 valid exits from your work space.

  2. Identify and designate at least 2 places of safety near your work space

  3. Identify and assign a rally point away from venue to assemble after incident

  4. Introduce yourself and your team to security staff



Once Event Starts


  1. Pay attention to any suspicious packages, people or anything out of the normal

  2. Report any suspicious activity to proper security personnel

  3. Report any unattended boxes, backpacks, packages etc. immediately

  4. Clear area until packages can be determined safe to continue

  5. Make sure your exit points remain clear and unobstructed



In the event of an Active Shooter



     Create as much distance between you and threat as possible

     Do not try and save everyone, get to safety as quickly as possible

     Leave your belongings and gear behind

     Call 911 when you are safe

     When exiting keep your hands out in the open



    If it is determined that you cannot escape safely find a safe secure area to hide

    Try and find a place with no windows and thick walls

    Silence your phones and devices

    Secure the area you are in as best as possible

    Do not make any unnecessary noise

    Remain in place until help arrives



    This step is ONLY an option should you have no other choice

    If your life is in extreme and immediate danger your only option may be        to engage the threat.

    Attempt to incapacitate or disrupt the actions of the shooter

After the incident has ended



      Join your team at the predetermined rally spot to account for entire team


  2. HELP

      If you have the ability, assist in helping those that can’t exit the venue

      Do not move anyone that is injured

      Assist the police/medical help if they need help

      Remain Calm

Retreat, Remain, React​

There is nothing anyone can do if someone is determined to cause a disturbance at a live event but being blind to the possibility is not the answer either. This is to make you think of what COULD happen and possibly be prepared to counter and provide safety for your patrons, clients and your team. 

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