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I006 Graphics Information Brian Mcneal

  1. 1. Active shooters are individuals who attempt to injure or kill people in confined and populated areas, often displaying no pattern for selection of victims similar to the shooting on Sept. 16 at the Washington Navy Yard. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly, often before law enforcement personnel arrive. To increase your chance of survival in an active shooter situation, you should familiarize yourself with the following information. Evacuate You need to act quickly to determine the most reasonable way to protect your life whenever possible. If you can escape, consider the following: • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow • Leave belongings behind • Help others escape if possible • Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be • Keep your hands visible • Follow the instructions of security personnel • Do not attempt to move wounded people • Call emergency personnel when you are safe 14 Service to the Fleet, October 2013 Service to the Fleet, October 2013 Shelter in Place If evacuation is not possible, find a place where the active shooter is less likely to find you. The place you choose should: • Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction • Not trap or restrict your options for movement • Have furniture to block the door, if possible • Lock the door, silence your cell phone, hide behind large items, remain quiet and calm, and call emergency personnel. If you are unable to speak, leave the line open to allow the dispatcher to listen. Cooperate With Responders When first responders arrive, support their efforts and do not be a distraction: • Remain calm and follow instructions • Put down any items in your hands • Raise your hands and spread your fingers • Avoid quick movements • Do not cling to emergency personnel • Avoid pointing, screaming, or yelling • Do not stop to ask first responders for help or direction when evacuating • Evacuate in the direction first responders are entering Shelter Alarm Procedure Emergencies come in many forms. They are usually unforeseen situations that can threaten your safety and that of your coworkers. Know what to do in the event of an emergency. Know the evacuation route in the event an evacuation is ordered. Know the location for mustering. The emergency sheltering alarm will notify personnel to take shelter during severe weather or when hazardous environmental conditions exist. The alarm may also be utilized for other conditions that may result in danger to life and property (force protection, security, etc.). Personnel will know the alarm has been sounded when they hear 3 short blasts, 30 seconds long at 10 second intervals. When the alarm is sounded, all personnel (shipyard employees, contractors, tenant commands) should seek shelter immediately regardless of location. If environmental or other conditions seem to worsen and the alarm has not been sounded, supervisors and employees should utilize good sense and prepare to seek shelter. All personnel should take shelter in a secure building away from exterior walls and windows – vehicles, trailers or temporary field offices are not good sheltering locations. Personnel working shipboard should take shelter below decks. Once the alarm has been sounded, all personnel will remain sheltered until an ALL CLEAR is provided which is one long continuous siren blast. Remember NNSY’s Emergency Sheltering Alarm Instructions 3 Blasts 30 Seconds Long 10 Second Intervals Giant Voice The Giant Voice has three towers that provide a wide coverage of the base for emergency situations, to include: Pre-recorded: Test message, Tornado Warning, Severe Weather warning, General Shelter-in-Place message, FPCON Alpha/Bravo/Charlie/Delta messages, and an All-Clear message. Public Announcement: Operations Center operated with live voice messages, announcing specific emergency information for All-Hazards incidents. After a Giant Voice alarm, stay tuned to the shipyard’s social media websites and/or Wide Area Alert Network (WAAN) communications which will follow-up the sheltering alarm with more further information? For more information on Giant Voice, visit the YardTube page accessible from NNSY WebCentral. Service to the Fleet, October 2013 15 Active Shooter & Sheltering Pullout Active Shooter Response
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