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Stayin' Alive with New AEDs
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used to administer an electric shock to the heart and restore its normal rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. UVA Emergency Management is replacing 225 strategically placed AEDs across Grounds with new ones. Unlike the traditional red-colored cases, the new AEDs are lime green.More...
Muki Honored for 56 Dog-Years of Service
Muki, the 10-year-old Belgian Malinois who served as the University Police Department’s explosive-detection canine for eight years, was recognized at a reception in the Rotunda in April. UVA Police Chief Tommye Sutton highlighted Muki’s career in the Department’s K-9 program. Chief Sutton presented Muki and his handler, Officer Audrell Ragland, with a plaque honoring Muki’s career and the years he worked to keep our community safe. Highly trained and using powers beyond the capability of humans, Muki’s job was to sweep athletic and concert venues, such as Scott Stadium and John Paul Jones Arena, by sniffing for explosives.
Tornadoes can occur in any part of Virginia and at any time of year. That's why UVA participated in the state tornado drill on March 19. As part of the drill and test of its Alert system, UVA sent
- 23,205 text messages to UVA Alert subscribers
- 64,008 emails to active students and employees with a valid UVA account
- 88 displays to LED screens in classrooms
- 11,500 desktop displays in academic division and to all desktops in the Health System
- Twitter feed to @uvasafety and @uvapolice
Sign up for UVA Alerts
To receive emergency text alerts, students, faculty, and staff should add mobile phone numbers to their UVA Alerts account. All members of the University community with a valid UVA email are automatically enrolled to receive emergency emails; they can add emails of family/contacts. UVA members can receive desktop pop-up alerts by installing Alertus. Everyone can receive alert notifications by downloading the safety app LiveSafe® (set location services always on).