Recently launched Henrico VOST is the product of a year long effort by Gabe Lugo of the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness, and colleagues to research #VOST best practices in order to find the best methods for use in the State of Virginia, U.S.A.
Managed through Henrico County OEM, the VOST team uses many of the same collaborative tools as other VOSTs in the U.S. Henrico VOST has a VOST Manager position within the EOC’s Planning Section to facilitate team management and processing of any information. One difference is the VOST workbook, which has been heavily modified to make it easier to read from within their Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment.
This new workbook should be easier to setup, maintain, and use by both emergency managers and VOST members. Gabe Lugo
Call for Volunteers
Still in the early stages of development, Henrico VOST is currently recruiting volunteers. The Team’s first activation and exercise in the live stream is scheduled for the UCI Road World Championship Bike Race September 19th-27th 2015 and you can join in the fun. To learn more about how you can support this effort, contact Gabe Lugo using the details below.