Published February 15, 2023
Your University at Buffalo Police are presenting training on how the university community can help keep themselves safe during an Active Shooter event.
The active shooter training provided to faculty, staff and students is based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “Run, Hide, Fight” response model. Run, hide, or fight sound like common sense options — and they are — but it’s important to understand how to weigh those options based upon the situation you find yourself at any particular moment. Your best option at one moment might not be the best option minutes or seconds later.
During our training sessions, we describe each option in more detail, and how to choose the best available option at any given moment. The sessions also include discussion of the UB Alert notification system and advance measures for preparation and prevention, as well as a screening of a video detailing how to survive an active shooter.
The active shooter training UBPD provides to university departments and individuals is important because it is designed to improve each individual’s response.