Demonstration, Drill Help Prepare for Emergencies

UNIVERSITY NEWS | Loyola Marymount University is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. During the month of February, which is Active Shooter Preparedness Month, the LMU community is encouraged to participate in planned preparedness activities on campus and to take a moment to talk to friends, coworkers, and family about what actions you can take if you find yourself in an active shooter situation.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, an active shooter demonstration will be hosted by the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department. The demonstration will showcase how the LAPD responds to an active-shooter call, in addition to LAFD’s tactics in responding to a mass patient/mass casualty incident, adding greater appreciation around the importance of active-shooter preparedness. Two sessions will be offered to students, faculty and staff. To participate you must sign up as space is limited. Registration began on Monday, Feb. 4. Register for a session through the below links:

“Emergency situations, like an active-shooter incident can take place quickly and involve a lot of stress and emotion,” said Allison Bright, director of emergency management. “Training like the LAPD/LAFD demo, and the LMU Alert/Shelter-in-Place Drill we hold on campus annually, are a great way for the LMU community to learn more about what they can expect from first responders during and after an incident and what actions they can do take to protect themselves, and those around them.”

On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. the LMU community is urged to participate in an Active Shooter/Shelter-In-Place Drill. The drill will be initiated by a public address announcement and an LMU Alert via phone call, text and email. The communications will emphasize that this is a drill. Public Safety expects that everyone will dedicate a few minutes to facilitate the participation of students and colleagues in a physical shelter-in-place drill or have a meaningful discussion regarding active shooter preparedness and what RUN – HIDE – FIGHT looks like in a dynamic, active-shooter incident.

Public Safety has more information regarding preparedness tips, options to consider during an active threat, as well as videos and additional resources on the Public Safety website.

LMU Public Safety oversees annual #ReadyLMU Preparedness Campaigns to encourage the LMU community to prepare for various types of emergencies through diverse outreach methods and marketing efforts. The monthly preparedness themes are:

    • February – Active Shooter/Active Threat
    • March – Power Outage
    • April/May – Tsunami
    • Summer break
    • September – Fire Safety
    • October – Earthquake Preparedness
    • November/December – Public Health/Flu Preparedness
    • January – Resolve 2B Ready

If you have any non-emergency related questions, please contact the LMU Department of Public Safety at or 310.338.2893.