Assuming you carry, do your family members all know how to respond if you are forced to act while they’re with you?
If not, they could become a complicating — and potentially fatal — factor when you need to focus fully on responding to and defeating a threat to life.
Part of your family action plan should involve the establishment and rehearsal of quick signals among you in case of perceived danger.
Here are examples of family alert codes.
- “Close” means to move in tight on Mom and Dad.
- ‘Tight’ means they all hold hands together and with Mom if she is with us.
- ‘Away’ means move away from me and go for help/cover.
- “SAFE ROOM NOW!” means everyone run to the safe room in your home.