“During some emergencies, it may become necessary to “Lockdown” a building or buildings on an installation to protect lives and minimize the overall exposure to danger.
A Lockdown, similar to Shelter in Place (SIP), is a temporary sheltering technique utilized to limit exposure to a threat, usually an Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) incident, i.e. an Active Shooter incident. It is the immediate movement or removal of all personnel from the outside to inside structures. When alerted, occupants of any building within the subject area will lock all doors and windows, barring entry or exit to anyone until the “all clear” has been sounded. This procedure converts any building into a large “Safe Room.” A Lockdown can last from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the situation.”
As we practice Anti-Terrorism preparedness and awareness it’s also important to understand the safety procedures that could occur given any location you may be in if a threat should arise. Ready.Navy shared an insightful article on how to prepare and what to expect during a lockdown. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown from the moment the unfortunate situation arises til all is safe and sound.