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  1. 1. Counter Terrorism Awareness
  2. 2. THE THREAT 2 The threat level in the UK from international terrorism SEVERE The threat level in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) from Northern Ireland - related terrorism MODERATE The threat level in Northern Ireland from Northern Ireland-related terrorism SEVERE Critical An Attack is Expected Imminently Severe An Attack is Highly Likely Substantial An Attack is a Strong Possibility Moderate An Attack is Possible but not Likely Low An Attack is Unlikely
  3. 3. AQ Seven Phases Phase 1 The awakening 2000 -2003 Phase 2 Opening Eyes up to 2006 Phase 3 Arising and Standing up 20072010 Phase 4 Collapse of the Arabic Governments 20102013 Phase 5 Caliphate declared 20132016 Phase 6 Total Confrontation 2016 Phase 7 Definitive Victory 2020
  4. 4. CONTEST UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy Pursue Prosecuting Terrorist Offenders Protect Target Hardening Prepare Supporting community and corporate resilience Prevent Safeguarding those vulnerable to radicalisation
  5. 5. Firearms & Weapons Attacks
  6. 6. RUN Consider the safest option Is there a safe route? RUN, if not HIDE Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger? Insist others leave with you Leave belongings behind
  7. 7. HIDE Find cover from GUNFIRE including Substantial brickwork Heavy/reinforced metal walls If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you Cover from view does not mean you are SAFE. Rounds go through glass, brick, wood and metal Be aware of your exits Try not to get trapped Be quiet, silence your phone Lock/barricade yourself in Move away from the door
  8. 8. TELL LOCATION where are you and suspects? DIRECTION Where did you last see the suspects? DESCRIPTION Features, clothing, weapons FURTHER INFORMATION Weapons, building etc Location of : Entrances Exits Numbers involved Injuries Hostages STOP Others from entering the area CALL 999: What the police need to know:
  9. 9. FOLLOW Armed Police Response Officers may 1. point guns at you 2. treat you firmly 3. question you 4. be unable to distinguish you from the attackers 5. You will be evacuated when it is safe to do so Follow their instructions Remain calm Avoid sudden movements or any that may be considered a threat Keep your hands in view
  10. 10. STAY SAFE What are YOUR PLANS in an incident? What plans do OTHERS have? Think of staff or visitors who are less mobile, frail, vulnerable or visually or hearing impaired, build on personal emergency evacuation plans for fire evacuation and adapt for these circumstances. What are your organisations PLANS? You must
  12. 12. QUESTIONS?