Run, Hide, Tell is an information film that provides advice on the steps to take to keep safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack. Recent events around the world remind us of all the terrorist threat we face. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities and individuals are aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.
The four minute film sets out three key steps for keeping safe.
Staying Safe Abroad: Advice to Holidaymakers
The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad.
So it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen.
Run – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.
Hide – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.
Tell – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you’re travelling to. For all EU counties it’s 112.
Some members of staff are trying out the Red Cross Emergency App on their smart phones.
The award-winning free mobile app delivers real-time alerts, severe weather warnings and practical advice in an emergency.
The app sends you alerts if an emergency is about to affect your chosen area - and gives you advise on what to do. For example it will warn you about impending weather emergencies. It includes advice for both households and businesses.
And since being prepared is half the battle, the app is packed with advice on getting ready for a host of common emergencies – such as floods, storms, car breakdowns and power cuts.