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When severe weather hits, will you be prepared to keep your family safe?

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 13

When dangerous storms surface, sometimes you only have a matter of minutes to get into a safe place, but there are other things you can do in advance to protect your family.

First, make sure you have enough food.

“You need to be prepared to sustain yourself for up to three days,” says Dawn Eischen, with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

You should also establish a safe place at home. ... (Full Story)

For emergency workers, tragedies take emotional toll

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 06

very day EMTs, firefighters, police officers and rescue squad volunteers walk into situations that the average citizen has probably only seen on television.

Sometimes, they see more horror in one day than most people see in their lifetimes.

... (Full Story)

2015 VEMA Awards

Member Neal Turner, March 23


The Warren E. Trent, Individual Achievement Award - Kirby Felts, EM Charlottesville/Albermarle County

Outstanding New Emergency Services Professional - Mark Nugent, EM Middlesex County

Volunteer Award - Graham Grosvenor, Arlington Office of Emergency Management

Corporate Award - LiveSafe Mobile Safety Solutions

Innovation Award for Technology - Steven ... (Full Story)

Virginia, National Institute of Corrections Lead Efforts to Improve Public Safety Outcomes

Individual Member Bo Keeney, March 12

Following the remarkable achievements of the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to improve public safety through the application of proven research in criminal justice decisions, Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has selected Virginia to participate in Phase V of its Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) Initiative.

“Virginia’s law ... (Full Story)

Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

Individual Member Bo Keeney, March 03

Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

More than 392,500 have registered for annual safety exercise

RICHMOND, Va. – Although winter is still upon us, tornadoes can happen any time of year, making preparedness for these potentially deadly storms even more important. To be better prepared, businesses and organizations, schools and colleges, and families and individuals can practice taking ... (Full Story)


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