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    The Four Pillars of Emergency Preparedness

    The Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness develops and communicates the University's key emergency policies, strategies, plans and procedures across Grounds. We help the institution MITIGATE, PLAN, RESPOND, and RECOVER from emergencies, large and small.

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Tips for Surviving an Active Shooter Attack

An active shooter is intent on killing people in a confined and populated area, usually without a method for selecting victims other than causing the most harm in a short amount of time. Because active shooter situations evolve quickly and usually end within 10-15 minutes, people must know how to act in advance. Get in the habit of being alert to your surroundings and notice potential threats as you move through your day, especially in crowded areas. Wherever you are, identify the two nearest exits. In an active shooter situation, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your life. Seconds count.

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Photo of legs of speed skaters says Your chances to compete for a Winter Olympic Medal are one in 1,385,217.  Your changes of experiencing a natural disaster are one in four.  Being prepared for an emergency is a goal within reach.

Beating the Odds

All the world over people dream of competing in the Olympics, but dreaming of surviving a natural disaster? Not so much. Yet, your chances of being caught in a natural disaster outweigh your Olympic prospects hundreds of thousands of times to one! 

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When Winter Weather Takes a Turn

Winter is here, along with the potential for unexpected weather to impact the University's academic schedule.  The University's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan explained UVA’s decision-making process and the criteria involved in any decision to cancel classes in a recent message to the University community.

 

 

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