Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) Training Program

Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST)

 VEST Training Schedule January – July 2018

Date Course Number and Topic
 January 5 VEST 200: ESF Exercise Planning Seminar and Workshop
 January 19 VEST 200: WebEOC Workshop- Regions
 January 26 VEST 200: WebEOC Workshop- ESFs
 February 9 VEST 200: EMAC Seminar/Tabletop Exercise
 February 16 VEST 200: WebEOC Workshop- Finance and Plans Sections
 February 23 VEST 200: Regional Integration with VEST- Request Management
 March 2 VEST 200: WebEOC Workshop- Operations, Logistics, &  PIO
 March 9 VEST 200: Financial Reporting for Events Seminar
 March 16 VEST 200: Situational Status and IAP Development Workshop
 March 30 VEST 200: COVEOP Roles and Responsibilities Seminar
 April 6 VEST 200: Taskforce Seminar and Tabletop Exercise
 April 13 VEST 200: Plans/JIC Coordination Seminar and Drill
 April 20 VEST 200: Hurricane Planning Taskforce Seminar and Tabletop Exercise
 April 27 VEST 200: VESTEX Preparation Workshop (Session 1)
 May 4 VEST 200: VESTEX Preparation Workshop (Session 2)
 May 18 VEST 200: VDEM Communications with ESF Partners
 June 1 VEST 200: Essential Elements of Information (EEI) Workshop
 June 8 VEST 200: Leadership Reporting Workshop
 June 15 VEST 200: Future Planning Tabletop Exercise
 June 29 VEST 200: VOPEX Preparation

These workshops are designed for members of the Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST).  To register, go to the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center at

VEST Office

Michelle Oblinsky, VEST Director, 804-674-2421,

Matt Wall, VEST Coordinator, Team A, 804-674-2405,

Kate Archie, VEST Coordinator, Team B, 804-212-5437,

Patrick Cox, VEST Coordinator, Team C, 804-332-3445,


Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC)

7700 Midlothian Turnpike

North Chesterfield, VA 23235


Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund