Montgomery County

Office of Homeland Security and 

Emergency Management

Run. Hide. Fight.

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security produced the informational video Run.Hide.Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event for citizens in the Houston Region, funded with Homeland Security Grant funds, which reenacts various Run.Hide.Fight. scenarios. The video encourages citizens to evaluate the situation and:

  • Run if a safe path is available. Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.

  • Encourage others to leave with you but don’t let the indecision of others slow down your own effort to escape.

  • Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 9-1-1.

  • If you can’t get out safely, find a place to hide. •When hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone

  • As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight.

For more information on how to be prepared for an active shooter and to view or order a copy of the Are You Ready? DVD, which includes the Run.Hide.Fight. video, visit The video in English and Spanish can also be viewed at

Citizens are always encouraged to report suspicious behavior. If you see something, say something by dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency or call 1-855-i-WATCH4 (855.492.8244).

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