If you hear gunshots or are faced with a person that has a gun and is intent on hurting you, take immediate steps to protect yourself:

If you are near an exterior exit, try to escape the building.

If you are in a room with a door, immediately close the door, lock it or use heavy furniture to block the door.

Stay out of view. Turn off the lights. Get behind heavy furniture. Silence your cell phone.

Call 911 from a UAB landline or 205-934-3535 from your cell phone.

If in an open area, find a room to hide in or try to exit the area.

When the police arrive make sure your hands are visible and you are NOT holding anything.

UAB B-Alert and www.uab.edu/emergency will provide information during emergencies.