A safe house is an otherwise ordinary house or apartment that is used by law enforcement to hide civilians (for instance, witnesses in a trial) from attack.
Jack Bauer was sent on his first day at CTU Los Angeles to guard and debrief Irish Republican Army defector Moira O'Neal at a safe house in the Arizona desert. Nina Myers sold the location to Michael Donovan, who sent a hit squad there to kill O'Neal. Tim McGinnis and his crew killed the agents posted around the house before attacking it with flash grenades, machine guns, and a rocket launcher, killing everyone inside but Bauer and O'Neal.
- Main article: Buchanan safe house