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Healdsburg Police Produce 'Active Shooter' Brochure

Read how Healdsburg police plan response to an 'active shooter." Together with a Homeland Security video, they convey the theme "Run, Hide, Fight"

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke has produced a brochure called "Community Response to Active Shooter." It's available at the police station at 238 Center St., as a PDF with this article, and will be on the department's website and at community events attended by the police.

"The department was approached by a concerned citizen about what people could do if they encountered an active shooter situation," Lt. Matt Jenkins told Patch.

The city council at a recent meeting applauded the effort to create the brochure, which is based on tips given by the Department of Homeland Security, as shown on this video.

The advice in the brochure and on the video is encapsulated in the theme "Run, Hide, Fight." People are urged to run to a safe location, hide behind something that could protect them from bullets, lock doors, turn off lights and cell phone ringers, call for help, and, if all else fails, join with others to fight the aggressor if that person approaches and there's no other way to stay protected.

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zoe moire February 12, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Perhaps the idea of carrying around a bullet proof / AK 47 bulletsssss proof shield is going to be the next idea in marketing. Not that I think this idea of a brochure, video and other means to assist citizens aren't helpful... but where in the park will I hide since so many trees are about 10 inches in diameter. I should have played more Hide n Seek as a child...or Sardines...?
Wire February 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM
The good citizen at 4:10 with the fire extinguisher in hand should had pulled the dam key and sprayed the CO2 in and on the pert shooters face.

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