- Watch Duke's active shooter training videos below: What if... Shots Fired (netID login required).
- Identify multiple escape routes from your normal places of work or study.
- Identify locations in which you can hide if necessary. Look for places with locking doors and window blinds or covers.
- Understand the plans for individuals with disabilities or other needs.
- Participate in an armed intruder training with Duke Police.
- Participate in a hemorrhage control training.
If an armed intruder alert has been issued, use the following steps to protect yourself:
- Get Out – leave your belongings behind, have an escape route and plan in mind, and keep your hands visible to law enforcement.
- Hide Out – hide out of sight from the assailant and block entry and sight into your hiding place.
- Take Out – As a last resort, attempt to incapacitate the assailant by acting with physical aggression or throwing items.
- Call 911 only when it is safe for you to do so.
- Follow the instructions of law enforcement officers when leaving the area. Keep your hands visible and remain calm.
- Aid the wounded only if it is safe for you to do so and you are able to help.
- Understand that affected areas may be a crime scene and access to retrieve personal belongings or to resume normal operations may be severely limited.
- Seek out professional counseling services if needed. For students, Counseling and Psychological Services offer crisis counseling. For faculty and staff, the Personal Assistance Service offers similar services.