Cover, on the other hand, is anything that can be expected to stop bullets. You should be continually aware of the objects around that can serve as cover. In fact, if you go about your life in an alert fashion, you realize that you are rarely very far from effective cover.
Once you observe an actual threat, your first thought should be about how to get away from it. If this proves impossible, you should move to the nearest cover, make use of it and get ready to fight. Spotting potential cover should be a continuous part of being in Condition Yellow and an integral part of Condition Orange and Red. The ability to quickly identify cover and make use of it greatly increases a person's ability to survive a deadly attack.
However, it is important to realize that there are many kinds of cover. Some cover, like brick walls, large trees and the front end of automobiles, will stop just about any bullet that a criminal is likely to throw your way. Other cover, such as furniture, interior walls and large home appliances, may only stop bullets from weaker cartridges. It is critically important to know the difference.