An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

VEST Systems

This resource is maintained by Operational Coordination Division


  • The VEST uses many systems through all phases of Emergency Management. Some of those systems include:
    • AGOL ArcGIS Online is VDEM’s online mapping system for situational awareness
    • WebEOC WebEOC is the official system of record for incident management in the commonwealth and is still the platform for creating a common operating picture with comprehensive situational awareness.
    • MS Teams – MS Teams was implemented as a result of the COVID19 pandemic and allowed continuity of operations. This platform is the substitute for “in-person” communication in a virtual environment.
    • Everbridge – Everbridge is the VEST alert and notification platform.
    • Crisis Track – Crisis Track is an online GIS platform used to better support governments during a disaster with an option to utilize the application online or offline.
    • VDEM EMGrants – EMGrants is an electronic financial management system for use in Public Assistance (PA) and Mitigation grant programs application processes through all phases of grants management including application, pre-award, obligation, post-award, and documentation retention.
    • Add VEST Cycle photo (attached)


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