OHP and Tonkawa police to teach Run. Hide. Fight. on Friday at Tonkawa Schools

November 17, 2022 | Headlines

TONKAWA —  On Friday, Nov. 18, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be working with the Tonkawa Police Department to train Tonkawa School District personnel on the Run. Hide. Fight. method making Tonkawa the first district in the state to have all personnel trained in the Run. Hide. Fight. paradigm for active shooter scenarios. 

Under Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive order, Secure Our Schools, all troopers have been receiving LASER (Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response) training. The Run. Hide. Fight. training is geared towards citizens and trains educators, healthcare workers and other business employees how to react to an active shooter incident.

The training is being done in partnership with LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE). Employees will learn the basics of the Run. Hide. Fight. paradigm, which addresses any active threats that may occur. These can include mass shooting incidents, attacks with various weapons or acts of terrorism. They will learn techniques and tools to keep themselves, their students and others safe should an active threat event occur on campus. 

Instructors will conduct drills in real-time scenarios using simulated gunfire to represent active shooter incidents. Participants use tools they learn in the class to respond, including barricading techniques and other basic skills taught in the Run. Hide. Fight. course.

The Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. course is certified by the Department of Homeland Security and covered under DHS’s Homeland Security National Training Program.

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