The threat of an attack on college campuses continues to be a serious concern. UMBC provides training on active assailant awareness focusing on actions you can take to help escape and survive an attack on or off campus. The objective of our awareness training is to help you condition yourself to be a SURVIVOR instead of a victim.
Active Assailant Response Guides
You must have a strategy to survive the first 5 critical minutes of an active assailant attack before law enforcement arrives.
Survivors must make life and death decisions quickly. Use these guides to learn how you can escape and survive an attack:
- Active Assailant Survivor Actions Response Guide – September 2023
- RUN HIDE FIGHT Classroom Security Guide – August 2023
- RUN HIDE FIGHT Office Security Guide – August 2023
Weapons are prohibited on UMBC’s campus and at all UMBC facilities and grounds. Call UMBC Police at (410) 455-5555 if you witness a firearm in a prohibited location.
Active Assailant Training and Resources
UMBC wants all students, faculty, and staff to know the actions to take to help escape and survive an attack on or off campus.
Active Assailant Awareness Training requires about 90 mins to include time for questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule in-person training for your team. Training and resources:
- Active Assailant Awareness Overview: A summary of our training program – September 2023
- Active Assailant Awareness Training – September 2023
- Lock Down and Safe Haven Guidelines – September 2023
- Sign Up for UMBC Alerts. Alerts are essential for survivors to take action. Register at: https://my3.my.umbc.edu/alerts. Ensure you have at least one current text-enabled mobile phone number registered.
- STOP THE BLEED® training. Find a class at: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/class/search.