- When you see something, say something.
Be on the alert and always report any suspicious activity or behaviour, this doesn’t necessarily mean creating a scene by raising alarm, but silently and conveniently via a phone call to the relevant authorities or approaching any security organs in the area.Incase of anything or an emergency call: 999, 911 or 112.
- Trust your gut.
A deep feeling of things not being in place or appearing as abnormal and suspicious could be triggered sub-consciously, this should not be ignored. If you suspect something, say something.
- Be alert and know your exits.
It is good to be observant and even a greater trait to be able to scout a place, getting familiar with the navigation and exits. Any initial move after an attack or even a natural disaster could be the difference between life and death. If you’re familiar with the routes and exits, it’s then a greater advantage when it comes to escaping danger.
- Run, Hide, Fight.
As simple as it reads, this simple tactic could save a life. In moments when an attack is in progress, panic is almost inevitable. It is therefore advisable to get away or run away from danger, rather than freezing static making one a simple target, hiding strategically and quietly would also help one avoid danger in an attack. In the case of a close confrontation, fighting back would be better rather than giving up.
In essence, all these call for alertness and instinct. It would be better to prevent a looming terror attack, but in the case that one happens, then surviving would be of equal significance. The fight against terrorism starts with you.