I learned how to stay safe dur­ing at­tack

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl -

Ex­trem­ism, bombs and ter­ror­fight­ing cops. Sounds like the plot of the lat­est ac­tion movie.

But this is the re­al­ity of to­day’s so­ci­ety as we cur­rently face the ‘highly likely’threat of an at­tack on our na­tion.

But how do you recog­nise what’s nor­mal and not nor­mal?

And should you stay or should you run if faced with a bomb threat?

Po­lice Scot­land’s aim dur­ing Counter Ter­ror­ism Aware­ness Week is to ed­u­cate the pub­lic on how to max­imise safety and min­imise risk to save lives.

The at­tacks in Manch­ester and Lon­don and to­day’s se­vere ter­ror threat brings counter ter­ror­ism events such as this into sharp fo­cus.

And sit­ting in a packed cin­ema the­atre watch­ing footage of a sui­cide bomber blow­ing him­self up in a packed bar in Bali, and a lone gun­man shoot dead hol­i­day­mak­ers on a Tu­nisian beach, it was clear know­ing what ac­tion you should take to stay safe has never been more rel­e­vant.

Im­ple­ment­ing the‘Run, Hide, Tell’ strat­egy, we were told, is how an eye­wit­ness and her mum sur­vived the Tu­nisian beach mas­sacre and saved many more lives.

Stay­ing alert – not alarmed – is what could save your life too.

Evil A sui­cide bomber killed 22 peo­ple when he blew him­self up at an Ari­ana Grande gig at Manch­ester Arena

Tar­get Ter­ror­ists killed and in­jured in­no­cent peo­ple at Lon­don Bridge and Bor­ough Mar­ket

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