You were the first guy to enter the hallway with your Glock in the Sul
position. As you entered the hallway had you seen anyone you would have
made a heartbeat decision as to whether or not they posed a threat. The
odds are they wouldn't pose a threat and at that time you would yell
Building Security please return to your rooms immediately!
You would be providing sole frontal security at this time. Only a second
or two behind you would be your other two team-mates. (Remember the fourth
team member is hustling the families to your location and are just 10-20
seconds behind you.)
As your team mates enter b they take up their security positions.
It would look like this:
Your sectors of fire would look like this:
Notice that the whole hallway is covered. The team can move like this with
relative security but hallways are dangerous places to move as EVERY door,
window, coke machine, table, air-conditioning vent, etc. is a danger area.
You MUST think in terms of a 360 degree hostile environment. Ceilings,
walls, floors, front and back. Continuously scan these areas within your
Sector of Fire.
You pretty much wait by the front door covering the hallway until the
whole group is there then you will assemble into the 4 man hallway
security formation. It looks like this: (Be advised that the women and
children are in between the 3 man group and the 4th man.
Sectors of fire:
You will be continuously communicating to your team-mates b and they to
you. Moving Closed door right Coke machine left etc. ANYONE can stop or
halt the movement by saying Stop then communicating why.
If you are searching for bad-guys - movement will be slow and deliberate a
few feet per second is a good rule of thumb. However in this instance you
are just looking for a safe room and can move quicker.
In a b textbook building clearing you NEVER pass by a door that you
haven't cleared that room. However in this case you are not searching for
bad guys you are searching for a safe place to hide out. So you won't be
taking the time clear the whole dang building. You will pick a room and
then clear it.
You are obviously wanting to pick a room that allows good security and a
2nd way out and one that provides good avenues of fire should that become
necessary. I would avoid 2nd floor (or higher) rooms as riots tend to burn
buildings down and it would be poor form to be stuck on the 2nd story of a
building when it is on fire. Although from a security standpoint the
first floor is the LEAST secure. As always there are trade-offs and
compromises to be made. The choice is yours and your team-mates. Go with
what you feel is best for the given situation and adapt and overcome
obstacles when they present themselves.
Once you locate what you think would be a good room the three of you would
stack outside the door and the fourth man would provide rear security.
cheers tire iron