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What to do in case of gunshots from outside?


While France has very strict legislation on their possession, there are however more than 15 million firearms in the country, or nearly one weapon for... lire la suite

What to do in case of gunshots from outside?


While France has very strict legislation on their possession, there are however more than 15 million firearms in the country, or nearly one weapon for four inhabitants. 

Where can you hear gunshots? 

During an attack or a settling of scores, you may therefore find yourself confronted with gunfire from which you must protect yourself, even if you are inside a building and the shooting takes place in the street.

If you hear a noise that reminds you of gunfire, do not look outside, stay away from windows for shelter and remember to protect your head.

It is very important not to panic and to remain calm when such a situation arises, it is the key to minimize the risk of injury.

Staying calm will also allow you to be able to alert the emergency services and transmit the information to them clearly.

This video shows you what to do.

If I hear gunshots, how should I react?  

Lie on the ground to protect your vital organs.

Crawl away from windows and openings to hide behind a thick wall and find an exit.

Do not take the elevator or trigger the alarm.

Contact the emergency services by phone to 112 or by SMS to 114.

To find out how to react when an explosion takes place outside the building, you can watch our video How to protect yourself from an explosion from the outside?

To learn how to detect the signs that can help you recognize a dangerous individual, you can watch our video What are the signs to recognize a suspicious individual?