In a shooting situation? Use a belt to barricade the door

In a shooting situation? Use a belt to barricade the door

RWNYou never know when you are going to be a victim of a horrible situation. Although the odds are slim, it can’t hurt to be prepared when you happen to come across useful information. We’ve got some helpful info.

Inside Edition reports,

Safety expert Bill Stanton showed us ways you can reduce the risk if the unthinkable happens — like it did in San Bernardino.

He said the first thing you want to look for your exits and go, but if there are no exits visible, find a place to hide.

He also suggested building a barricade if you are inside a conference room or small office using flipped over tables to block the door.

That tip is exactly what one police officer advised his son who was trapped inside the office building in California during the massacre.

Once things are barricaded, Stanton said: “You want to set the alarms off. Put a flame under a sprinkler system and you want to bring as much attention to this situation as humanly possible.”

What if you have nothing to barricade the door with? Stanton said to use a belt.

“Take a belt and tighten it on the hinge. They are not going to get through because it is not going to open,” according to Stanton.

If the gunman breaks through the door, Stanton says to fight back and use anything you can get your hands on as a weapon — like a fire extinguisher or scissors.

“A fire extinguisher can create a fog to anyone chasing and make the floor slippery. Toss it and then run,” Stanton said. His advice with the scissors is to aim right for the eye.”

Watch the full helpful video below from Inside Edition.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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