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CITY OF LOS ANGELES RUN - HIDE - FIGHT

SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM

An image of the Run Hide Fight program staff standing together next to a banner for the programThe City of Los Angeles offers Surviving An Active Shooter training which incorporates the Run, Hide, Fight survival options. This program is an adaptation of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Run, Hide, Fight” program. There is no charge for the program.

The program represents a collaborative effort between various Los Angeles City Departments and private sector entities with the intention of making our City a safer place to live, play, and work.

The mission of the program is to provide a simple, common message to help citizens in the prevention, survival, and recovery of an Active Shooter Incident.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Run, Hide, Fight program is an instructor driven, interactive Power Point presentation that incorporates supplemental workspace exercises (i.e. Instructor/student workspace walk-throughs and Stop the Bleed survival techniques).

The program is not funded. It is staffed entirely by volunteer instructors who have other full-time jobs and come from both the public and private sectors. The program This is a photo of a classroom with students sitting and a Run hide fight instructor at the front of the room.thrives because of the diverse background of its 200 instructors who go through an extensive train-the-trainer program. Instructors come from organizations such as the LAPD, Getty Center, LAFD, LA DWP, Children’s and Providence Hospital, LA Sanitation, LA Rec and Parks, NBC, CBS, private security and the Red Cross to name a few.

Over 43,000 civilians in the City of Los Angeles have been trained in this valuable life-saving program. The program has trained Private Schools, Hospitals, CBS, NBC, Churches and Faith Groups, LA EMD, LA City Hall, LA DWP, private businesses, Getty Center, Vista Ford, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Recreation and Parks, LAPD Reserves, malls, City Housing and more.

The program is available in several languages including American Sign Language and is sensitive to the needs of our partners in the Access and Functional needs community. The program recently partnered with the LA Department on Disabilities to create an instructional video called “Use your abilities to survive an active shooter” which is available on YOUTUBE.

The program is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of both sworn and civilian (public and private sectors) that meet quarterly to determine the direction of the program.

FAQ

Q. How do I schedule a training?

A training can be scheduled by contacting any of your neighborhood police stations or by contacting any Bureau Training Coordinator located on the front page.

Q. Is there a cost?

There is absolutely no cost associated with providing the training.

Q. How long is the training?

The training is approximately one to two hours in length.

Q. How many people can attend? Is there a minimum or maximum?

There is no minimum; however, the program is intended to support a student/teacher ratio of approximately 15-50 students to 1 instructor.

Q. Who does the training?

The program is staffed entirely by volunteer instructors who have other full-time jobs and come from both the public and private sectors. The program thrives because of the diverse background of its 200 instructors who go through an extensive train-the-trainer program.

Q. Where is the training offered?

The training is offered at your location within the City of Los Angeles.

Q. What equipment is required?

The presentation requires Audio/Visual equipment that runs Power Point.

Q. What are the age groups?

The training material is appropriate for most age groups.