Training for terror: Run, hide, fight

- Many people went to work the day after the shooting in San Bernardino wondering about their safety.  What would they do in a shooting?

A tactical trainer says everyone should have a game plan for an active shooter scenario.  That means scoping out your surroundings, knowing where you would escape and hide and even thinking about how you could fight back.

The scenes of carnage in California prompted many to think, what if it happens near them?

"Anybody who wants to protect themselves and their family wants to survive the fight needs to start training," said David Laird, the training director for C2 Tactical in Tempe.

Laird uses simulations to train people for active shooting scenarios and says business is up.  His advice to all: look for exits and an escape route wherever you go.

"You should already have a plan in place.  When I am going to a grocery store, I'm going to be watching and know I can run through the meat department," he said.

Across the country, thousands of people from civilians to law enforcement, practice every day what to do in a real life situation.

Preparing for the worst day is today's new normal.

Department of Homeland Security’s published guidelines for dealing with active shooter situations:

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