How to Handle Crisis Situations

How to Handle Crisis Situations

Whether it’s a cinema like in Colorado, a school in Oregon or a hotel in Mumbai, the distinction between walking into or escaping a violent situation can come down to a matter of seconds. In most cases, the difference between those who survive and those who don’t comes down to a few basic tactics.

One of the best ways to avoid being trapped in a violent situation is to not be there. Developing and using smart situational awareness can be the number-one tactic that keeps you alive. Situational awareness is loosely defined as being aware of your environment, surroundings and people at all times.

This means that once walking down a street, attempt to note the environment and who is around you and what they’re doing. Before walking into a building, observe who is hanging around, what the building looks like and where ingress and egress routes are located. It’s always necessary to know multiple …

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