Emergency Number: 911, Emergency Management Office 859-257-3815 or 859-257-6655

Active Shooter

If you hear GUNFIRE or someone has a gun and is intent on doing harm:

  • If near an exterior exit, try to leave the building.
  • If in an open area, seek refuge immediately.
  • Choose an area that can be locked or secured from the inside if possible.
  • Select a room without windows.
  • Hide behind a desk, under a table, in a closet or bathroom.
  • Turn off office lights. Get behind heavy furniture. Remain still and quiet until you have been advised by emergency personnel that the situation is under control.
  • Call 911 and report your location and the situation.



Active Shooter Training Videos

UK Students - please click here

UK Faculty & Staff - please click here to visit the myUK portal.




Please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness at www.dhs.gov/activeshooter for further information and links to other resources.

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