Emergency Management

DRILL – Run, Hide, Fight – DRILL February 16, 2017 10 am

Rollins College “Run-Hide-Fight” Drill

Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017     10:00am – 10:20 am


Overview of Drill

This drill is a DISCUSSION based drill only. There will be NO EVACUATION during this drill. Please DO NOT LOCK DOORS or BARRICADE DOORS during the drill.

At 10:00am an R-ALERT Emergency Notification Message will go out (EMAIL ONLY). It will state:

“EXERCISE/DRILL: This is a TEST of the Rollins College R-ALERT Emergency Notification System. This is an ACTIVE THREAT DRILL. Please review the “RUN -HIDE – FIGHT” procedures distributed or visit emergency.rollins.edu to find the proper procedures.”

At 10:00am there will be 15 minutes to go over the “Run-Hide-Fight” scenarios. Faculty are expected to review it with their students and managers with their staff. Students who are not in session will be aware of the drill and documentation will have been sent to them.

Participation in this drill is vital to all members of our campus community. It is important to understand that in acts of violence, students, faculty, and staff must have knowledge and experience of what it means to run, hide, or fight.



  • Go to a room that can be locked or barricaded by using available materials (desks, chairs, etc.).
  • Close the window blinds, turn off the lights and get everyone down of the floor so that no one is visible from outside the room.
  • Spread out and seek concealment behind walls, desks, file cabinets, etc.
  • Have someone call 911 using a cellular telephone or call 911 from any campus telephone. (Be aware that the 911 system will most likely be overwhelmed.)
  • When you reach the dispatcher, describe the situation and give your name and location; remain in place until police or Campus Safety gives the ‘All Clear.’
  • Unfamiliar voices may be the perpetrator attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.


  • If possible, secure the room you are in by either locking or barricading the door using available material and follow the same procedures described above.
  • If you cannot secure the room, determine if there is a nearby location that you can reach safely and then secure or if you can safely exit the building.



What You Should Expect

  • Responding police officers are trained to proceed immediately to the area where the threat was last; their purpose is to stop the threat as quickly as possible.
  • The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured victims; rescue teams composed of additional officers will follow the first team into secured areas and remove injured persons.
  • The first armed officers on the scene will likely be from the Winter Park Police Department. Depending on the situation, they may be joined by officers from different agencies and dressed in different uniforms. There may even be some officers in civilian clothes wearing an external bulletproof vest. Some officers may be dressed in Kevlar helmets and other tactical equipment. They may be armed with rifles, shotguns or handguns. Do as the officers tell you and do not be afraid of them.

What You Should Do

  • Have escape routes in mind.
  • Do not attempt to carry anything in your hands while fleeing; move quickly.
  • Keep your hands visible, and follow instructions given by any police officers you may encounter.
  • If you know where the threat is located, tell the officers.
  • Remain at the designated assembly point until you have been released.
  • Do not drive off campus until told it is safe to do so by police.
  • Do not try to move any injured people; leave them where they are and notify authorities of their location as soon as possible.




PLEASE DISCUSS THESE ISSUES with your friends, family, students and faculty.

Actions to survive these situations takes EVERYONE’S participation.