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Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST) as applied to emergency management and disaster recovery is an effort to make use of new communication technologies and social media tools so that a team of trusted agents can lend support via the internet to those on-site who may otherwise be overwhelmed by the volume of data generated during a disaster. VOS Teams (VOST) are activated to perform specific functions in support of affected organizations & jurisdictions. Each VOST has a Team Leader that reports directly to the affected organization/jurisdiction. As additional VOSTs are established, a VOS Group (VOSG) may be established to coordinate the work of the VOSTs to maintain an effective span of control. The VOSG has a Group Supervisor that reports to the affected organization/jurisdiction. The VOST Leaders report to the Group Supervisor.


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Cheryl Bledsoe – SM4EM
Chief Bill Boyd – It’s Not My Emergency
Lloyd Colston – de KC5FM k
Jim Garrow – Face of the Matter
Scott Reuter – Think Disaster
Bill Smith for – 2BeeReady
Kim Stephens – iDisaster

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