Protect Yourself Every Day - Public Service Announcement

Protect Yourself Every Day - Public Service Announcement

Homeland security begins with hometown security. This PSA seeks to empower everyday citizens to protect their neighbors and the communities they call home by recognizing and reporting suspicious activity. Across the country, we all play a role in keeping each other safe. (DHS Video by If You See Something, Say Something/Released)



“If You See Something, Say SomethingTM” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by aligning their messaging with the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).


  • Know whom to contact in an emergency
  • Don't be reluctant to seek assistance
  • Report suspicious persons or packages
  • Know your role in case of emergency
  • Know your occupant emergency plan
  • Wear your identification badge
  • Challenge people not wearing ID badges
  • Post only appropriate material on the Internet
  • Be cautious of phone and discussions held in open areas
  • Don't leave your computer unattended
  • Report unusual requests for information
  • Write all emergency numbers for your building on a card and keep for future reference:
    • Emergency phone number:
    • Federal Protective Service: 1-877-4FPS-411
    • Building security:
    • Police/sheriff:
    • Fire department:
    • Ambulance:
    • Health unit:
  • For family or business preparedness in case of emergency, please visit
  • For any emergency located in a federal building or property please call the Federal Protective Service at: 1-877-4FPS-411

  • Follow your facility’s Occupant Emergency Plan
  • Stay calm and quickly prepare to leave the building.
  • Notify co-workers to evacuate the premises.
  • Take appropriate stairwells, not elevators, to leave the building.
  • Follow your building’s specific emergency action plan and meet in designated areas.
  • Do not return to the building until law enforcement officials have indicated that it is safe to return.
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