Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The initial 45 minutes is the most
dangerous. Follow instructions, be alert and survive.
Be patient. Time is on your side. Try to remain calm.
The captor is emotionally unbalanced.
Do not make mistakes which could jeopardize your well-being.
Avoid drastic action and behavior.
Donít speak unless spoken to and then
only when necessary. Donít talk down to the captor, who may be in an agitated
state. Comply with instructions.
Maintain eye contact with the captor
at all times if possible, but do not stare.
Treat the captor respectfully. Avoid
appearing hostile. Avoid arguments. Avoid speculating.
The personal safety of others may
depend on your memory.
Be prepared to talk to the police on
If medication, first aid or restroom
privileges are needed by anyone, say so. Captors in all probability do not want
to harm persons held by them.
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