How to Use a Belt to Barricade a Door During a Shooting

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In the wake of the mass shootings in Paris and California, we wanted to share this wonderful article written by Inside Edition about how you can reduce the risk to you and others if you are ever put in a position such as those in Paris and California.

via – Inside Edition

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Safety expert Bill Stanton showed us ways you can reduce the risk if the unthinkable happens — like it did in San Bernardino.

He said the first thing you want to look for your exits and go, but if there are no exits visible, find a place to hide.

He also suggested building a barricade if you are inside a conference room or small office using flipped over tables to block the door.

That tip is exactly what one police officer advised his son who was trapped inside the office building in California during the massacre.

Once things are barricaded, Stanton said: “You want to set the alarms off. Put a flame under a sprinkler system and you want to bring as much attention to this situation as humanly possible.”

What if you have nothing to barricade the door with? Stanton said to use a belt.

“Take a belt and tighten it on the hinge. They are not going to get through because it is not going to open,” according to Stanton.

If the gunman breaks through the door, Stanton says to fight back and use anything you can get your hands on as a weapon — like a fire extinguisher or scissors.

“A fire extinguisher can create a fog to anyone chasing and make the floor slippery. Toss it and then run,” Stanton said. His advice with the scissors is to aim right for the eye.”

Police departments across the country have produced videos showing how to survive a shooting in the workplace.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department advises in their video to “stay down.”

Texas State University advises “lock the doors, turn off the lights, silence your phones and get out of sight.”

Life-saving tips if the worst ever happens to you.



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