Scott Air Force Base recently hosted an active shooter exercise.
Overall, active shooter situations have risen in frequency over the last two decades. According to the FBI, there was an average of 6.4 incidents each year, but the six years following saw an increase of 250 percent.
If ever in an active shooter situation, the Department of Homeland Security suggests the “avoid, deny, and defend” technique. The first is to avoid contact by running or removing oneself from the situation. The second is to deny access by barricading or locking doors.
The final action should be to defend or fight back.