There was a time in the United States when school administrators did not feel the need to stage ‘active shooter drills’ to prepare students, teachers and staff in the event that their school has a potential mass murderer on the premises. While those staging them try to make them non-traumatic, that seems to defeat the purpose of what dangers and disasters they are preparing for. There are many people of a certain age in the U.S. who remember a different time and different yet similar type of drill. During the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s, schools were required to hold nuclear attack drills, which went by the non-traumatic name of “Duck and cover drills.” It should come as no surprise to those who read the news that these nuclear attack drills have returned. Do you remember the old ones? That knowledge might come in handy again as we look at the recommended new ways to survive a nuclear attack.