LSU NCBRT/ACE and Louisiana Board of Regents Produce Run. Hide. Fight. Educational Video for State Universities
August 24, 2023
As Louisiana’s universities begin their fall semesters, the LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education is helping students, faculty and staff gain the skills and knowledge to protect themselves and their communities from potential active threats.
In collaboration with the Louisiana Board of Regents, LSU NCBRT/ACE has produced an educational video based on the Run. Hide. Fight. (RHF) paradigm for distribution to Louisiana’s public postsecondary institutions through all four of the state’s university systems. The video explains the basic principles of the RHF paradigm and demonstrates various response tactics in the event of an active threat incident.
The RHF paradigm is a nationally accepted standard for action during an active threat. It teaches individuals to use situational awareness in order to determine the best course of action to maintain their safety.
“Safeguarding the halls of learning is not just a duty; it’s a pact of trust we uphold,” LSU NCBRT/ACE Director Jeff Mayne said. “Every safety measure we take and every plan we forge is a promise that those within our educational systems will thrive in an environment nurtured by security.”
As active threats are becoming frequent and may occur anywhere, students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to apply the RHF principles in the event of an active threat on their respective campus to better protect themselves and others. Active threats may include mass shooting incidents, attacks with various weapons, or acts of terrorism.
Through this video, the RHF vision will help students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors be better prepared, empowered, and able to survive an attack.
About LSU NCBRT/ACE:
LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We provide mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; school safety; and instructional design and technique. For more information on LSU NCBRT/ACE’s courses and resources, please visit ncbrt.lsu.edu.