The University of Richmond (UR) has received funding to expand campus safety. As part of this funding, UR’s public safety team will deploy the “Stop the Bleed” program, which trains first responders and community members to learn how to stop uncontrolled bleeding in the event of an emergency and implement communications software to allow for faster coordination with local police, fire and ambulance authorities.
During the academic year, the population on campus averages about 6,000 people daily, and events can draw thousands more. To best protect and care for the community, UR’s public safety professionals must anticipate and prepare for a wide range of emergency scenarios and potential threats.
The funding comes in response to the rise in mass shootings and other violent acts on school campuses.