Active Violence Training

Northwestern University reached out to Train918 to produce their first training video with “Run, Hide, Fight” safety protocol to show students, faculty and staff how to respond in the event of a violent, life-threatening incident on campus.

  • Client
    Northwestern University
  • Services
    Pre-Production, Production, and Post
  • Location
    Evanston, IL
  • Year


Our team is well versed in procedure and protocol for initiatives like Run, Hide, Fight, and Avoid, Deny, Defend. These experiences allow our team to schedule, prepare, and execute an effective production.

Safety Protocol

We scheduled safety officers from surrounding communities, provided mass communication information to the university marketing department, and taught our lead  actor how properly carry a firearm.


Only after scouting locations 3 times, shooting reference frames, conducting an official tech scout, and meticulously planning out every shot, word for word, were we ready to take on this important and timely project.

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    21,000 Enrolled Students
  • 02
    3,334 Full-Time Faculty Members

Mercy Hospital Officials Say

Active Shooter Training Saved Lives.

“Greg Klaiber, Director of Emergency Management for Northwestern University, was instrumental in the Run, Hide, Fight video that the university recently released. He talks about how active shooter training may have saved lives at Mercy Hospital.”

Fox 32 Chicago

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"The Train918 team was outstanding throughout the production of our active violence video. From the first meeting to the final cut, their highly professional team assisted Northwestern University with scripting, optimal locations for filming, ensuring proper safety measures were in place while filming, and communications and messaging for our campus. We could not be more pleased with the results and the video!"
Greg Klaiber, Director of Emergency Management
Northwestern University

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