Active Shooter Resources

The Radnor Police now have staff to conduct Building Threat Assessments, Evaluations of Active Shooter Policies and/or Active Shooter Training for Schools, Churches/Religious Institutions, Nursing Homes, Nursery Schools and Businesses if requested. Please click on the link below to fill out a form and the Radnor Police Department will contact you to set up an appointment.

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An “active shooter” is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.  When an Active Shooter is in your vicinity, you must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation.  Your three options are RUN, HIDE or FIGHT


  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
  • Help others escape, if possible
  • Do not attempt to move the wounded
  • Prevent others from entering an area where the active shooter may be
  • Keep your hands visible
  • Call 911 when you are safe


  • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view
  • Lock door or block entry to your hiding place
  • Silence your cell phone (including vibrate mode) and remain quiet


  • Fight as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with as much physical aggression as possible Improvise weapons or throw items at the active shooter
  • Commit to your actions . . . your life depends on it  


  • Keep hands visible and empty
  • Know that law enforcement’s first task is to end the incident, and they may have to pass injured along the way
  • Officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, and/or handguns and may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation
  • Officers will shout commands and may push individuals to the ground for their safety
  • Follow law enforcement instructions and evacuate in the direction they come from, unless otherwise instructed
  • Take care of yourself first, and then you may be able to help the wounded before first responders arrive
  • If the injured are in immediate danger, help get them to safety
  • While you wait for first responder to arrive, provide first aid. 
  • Apply direct pressure to wounded areas and use tourniquets if you have been trained to do so
  • Turn wounded people onto their sides if they are unconscious and keep them warm
  • Consider seeking professional help for you and your family to cope with the long-term effects of the trauma