The Virtual Operations Support Group welcomed a new #VOST team in Chile this week. VOST Chile is the second #VOST to be established in South America in the last year. VOST Chile and VOST Ecuador are part of the VOST Americas Regional Group, which also includes teams in Central and North America.
The @VOSTchile team currently comprises a volunteer staff based in Chile of different academic and emergency responder backgrounds, including geographers, firefighters and geophysicists. The team will cover incidents in Chile nationwide, coordinating with local EMA for supporting action, and may provide surge support for the region during the occurrence of adverse events.
Matt Green, a member of the VOSG’s Global Advisory Council said, “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues in Chile as we continue to strengthen our global VOSG network.”
“VOST Europe welcomes our Chilean brothers and sisters to the VOST family, one more opportunity to strengthen cooperation across continents.” commented Iratxe Gomez Susaeta for VOST Europe.
Currently in development status, the team will be active on Twitter @VOSTchile. Guidance and Training for the new team is being provided by VOST Panama for VOST Americas, together with support from other Spanish speaking VOSTs in the VOSG family.