Stay Safe, and just remember the words:


Recent events in the UK and around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

Firearms & Weapons Attack

Stay Safe

Thankfully, firearms and weapons attacks in the UK are rare, but tragic events from around the world remind us of the need to always be prepared. Having a plan will help you stay safe and could save your life.


  • Escape if you can
  • Consider the safest options
  • Is there a safe route? Run, if not Hide
  • Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
  • Insist others leave with you, but don’t let their indecision slow you down.
  • Leave belongings behind.
  • Do not attempt to film the incident. Run.


  • If you cannot Run, Hide
  • Find cover from gunfire
  • If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you. Cover from view does not mean you are safe. Bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal. You must still hide, even If you are behind a locked door.
  • Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork/heavy reinforced walls
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Try not to get trapped
  • Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate
  • Lock/barricade yourself in
  • Move away from the door


Call 999 – What do the police need to know? If you cannot speak or make a noise, listen to the instructions given to you by the call taker:

  • Nature of the Incident - What is happening?
  • Location - where is the incident taking place? Give an address or general location
  • Suspects – Where are the suspects?
  • Direction – Where did you last see the suspects?
  • Descriptions – Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc.
  • Further information – Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc.
  • Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so