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Firearms & Weapons Attack Advice

Run Hide Tell - public guidance for firearms and weapons attacks 

During and After Emergency Situations

Run Hide Tell Leaflet 001The NPCC (National Police Chiefs' Council) has provided advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

A Stay Safe film has also been produced which can be viewed at

If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour you can report it in confidence by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or by using the secure form at In an emergency situation call 999.

For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit

Staying Informed

Being prepared for a disruptive incident can help reduce the effect on your life, reduce the need of support from others and help you support those who are more vulnerable in your community.

This household plan is for you to use at home. It includes sections for you to fill in, which will help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

Before, during and after an incident you will be kept informed of the situation and given updates as regularly as possible.  These will come in a number of ways and via a number of means.  These include:

Radio Messages

All local radio stations will keep residents updated during any major emergency situation.  Information is collated by them through members of the public informing them, as well as information being supplied to them by the communication experts from the agencies involved.  During an emergency you are advised to keep tuned in.

Television Reports

During major incidents you will find information about the incident and the response from the responding agencies being broadcast on the local and national news channels.

Social Media

Each of the main responding agencies will use their established Social Media networks where they will provide updates during emergencies as well as daily district updates during non emergency times.