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INITIAL RESPONSE

When an individual is threaten or assaulted, by an armed or unarmed assailant:

  • Hit the panic button or call 911 and call Almost Home Operations Director
  • Hit the panic button or call 911 and call Almost Home Operations Director
  • Provide as much information as can be safely provided - location, number/ description of suspects, and type of weapon
  • Shelter in place if in immediate danger
    • Remain calm
    • Alert others
    • Move into safe haven location (office, supply room)
    • Shut and lock the door
      • Block the door with a heavy object

 

SECONDARY RESPONSE

& FOLLOW UP

Once in safe haven location:

  • Silence cell phones and pagers
  • Turn off lights, close privacy curtains
  • Spread out, crawl under desk or other furniture

Wait for instructions

  • Move to your assigned gathering area (see EVACUATION)
  • Wait for instructions from Chicago Police Department/ your manager and Almost Home Kids Operations Director
  • Complete a Safety Event Report
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