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Hostage Situation

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In the event that you are involved in a hostage situation, the following procedures are recommended:

  1. Remain calm and do not panic.

  2. Follow instruction from the captor.

  3. Do NOT try to escape or attempt to resolve the situation by force.

  4. Do NOT speak unless spoken to, and then only when necessary.

  5. Be observant and remember everything you see and hear.

  6. Try to rest as much as possible. Be patient and wait for additional information. Remember: Others will be working to help you.

  7. If a rescue takes place, lie on the floor and await instructions from the rescuers.