Training & Exercises Information

Courses to raise awareness on subjects like Tsunamis, flooding, etc, dictated by VITEMA.

 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

To register for CERT, please send your completed application to certusvi@vitema.vi.gov. For more information on CERT, visit https://www.ready.gov/cert


 

Working For You

EVENT: Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazard Preparedness    
DISTRICT: St. Thomas
DATE: February 8, 2022                    DAY: Tuesday            TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
VENUE: TBA
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazard Preparedness
DISTRICT: St. Thomas
DATE: February 10, 2022                  DAY: Thursday          TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
VENUE: TBA
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Active Shooter Training   
DISTRICT: St. Thomas, St. John & WI
DATE: February 14-18, 2022             DAY: Monday – Friday          TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
INFO:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Active Shooter Training               
DISTRICT: St. Croix
DATE: February 21-25, 2022 DAY: Monday – Friday          TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
INFO:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER)
DISTRICT: St. Thomas, St. John & Water Island
DATE: March 3-7, 2022                     DAY: Monday- Friday           TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
INFO:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER)
DISTRICT: St. Croix
DATE: March 11-15, 2022                 DAY: Monday- Friday           TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
INFO:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Caribe Wave                     
DISTRICT: Territorial
DATE: March 10, 2022                      DAY:  Thursday         TIME: 10:00am
VENUE:
INFO: Is the annual Tsunami exercise that helps the USVI and neighboring Caribbean nations prepare for a Tsunami. It’s coordinated by VITEMA along with NOAA, The Caribbean Tsunami Information Center and other emergency management stake holders. This exercise allows the community to practice their evacuation route to safety.
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Hurricane Preparedness Week   
DISTRICT: Territorial
DATE: May 25 -31, 2022                  DAY:  Wednesday – Tuesday            TIME: Varies
FOCUS:          Various outreach initiatives to prepare the Territory for the Hurricane Season.
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Incident Command System 300 & 400   
DISTRICT: St. Thomas, St. John & WI
DATE: June 13-17, 2022                    DAY: Monday- Friday           TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator 
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov  TEL: 340-774-2244

EVENT: Incident Command System 300 & 400   
DISTRICT: St. Croix
DATE: June 20-24, 2022                    DAY: Monday- Friday           TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
PREREQUISITE:  FEMA Student Identification Number       
VENUE: TBA
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
CONTACT: Lisa Ann James, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator
EMAIL: Lisaann.james@vitema.vi.gov TEL: 340-774-2244