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UAB will be holding a Health and Safety Fair on Campus during the week of Homecoming.

The Fair will be held on Friday, Oct. 6th from 10:30am-2:30pm on the UAB Campus Green.2015 dorm burn firefighterimage by David Gunnells/UAB

A Fire Safety Demonstration involving the burning of full-scale models of residence hall rooms will follow the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally at the UAB Mini Park (on 14th St, across from Heritage Hall).

There will be free food and drinks, music, free T-shirts, giveaways, hula hooping, as well as health and safety displays and presentations.

Food trucks will be parked in the area for those who would like to purchase food.

The 2017 Health & Safety Fair and Mock Dorm Burn are sponsored by Coca Cola, Snoozy's, UAB Facilities, UAB Occupational Health and Safety, UAB Student Involvement, and the UAB Campus Recreational Center

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With flu season around the corner, the CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

Take everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs.

Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

See more Preventative Steps at the CDC
During the hurricane season, our concern in the Birmingham area is not storm surge but rather the effects of tornadoes as they make landfall.

As hurricanes impact the coastal communities directly with storm surge, flooding, and high winds, inland communities such as Birmingham and surrounding areas face spin-off tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, and flooding. People are killed and lives are changed forever due to the effects of hurricanes on inland communities.

Hurricanes can bring weather that may cut your power off and contaminate your drinking water. They can also create a scenario that would force you to evacuate your home and community. Emergency workers may not be able to access your community if it were to be impacted by the effects of hurricanes.

Are you prepared for these types of stressful events? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Homeland Security have prepared resources to help people prepare for hurricanes and aid in their awareness. The same information can be used to prepare for other emergency response events.

NOAA: Hurricane Preparedness - Be Ready
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