An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, most active shooters use firearm(s) with no pattern or method in their selection of victim(s). Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
Explosive devices have been used by criminals, vandals, terrorists, suicide bombers, and insurgents to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract. These attacks have occurred in public places and on city streets with thousands of people around the world injured and killed. The explosive devices come in many forms, are highly portable, and can use vehicles or humans as a means of transport. The number one way to protect yourself and others from an explosive device attack is to be alert to your surroundings - "If you see it, say it!" Trust your instincts; if something feels wrong, do not ignore it. Do not assume that someone else has already reported it. Call RUPD at xt. 6000. Keep your distance from the suspicisious package.
During hurricane season, the university continually monitors weather patterns in the Gulf of Mexico and will make preparations in case any storm develops into a hurricane. If a tropical storm or hurricane warrants closure of the university, the Crisis Management Team will make use of e-mail, cell phone, text messages and rice.edu to communicate critical information. Updates will be posted at rice.edu. Call Rice’s emergency hotline at 713-348-8888 for recorded messages about the university’s operating status.