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National PrepareAthon! Day is April 30

National PrepareAthon! Day -- Saturday, April 30 -- is a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about how individuals, groups and communities can  prepare for and respond to specific hazards.  Whether you are suddenly forced to seek shelter from a tornado or are faced with providing bystander assistance, take the time to consider your plans and response beforehand.


New Stop Signs Enhance Safety at Culbreth & Rubgy Roads

A major change in the traffic pattern at the intersection of Rugby and Culbreth Roads near Beta Bridge occurred over Spring Break with the installation of two new stop signs and bars on Rugby Road.  The three-way stop is designed to slow and better organize vehicles in order to provide improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.


UVA Recognized as a HEARTSafe Campus by National Collegiate EMS Foundation

The University of Virginia became the 18th college in the United States to be named a HEARTSafe Campus by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) at its 23rd annual conference in February. 


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