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THE LATEST FROM VITEMA
December 24, 2015
Director's 2015 Holiday Greeting
At this time of year, friends and family gather together to celebrate the Christmas season. Although we may celebrate in different ways, there is one common thread…love. Throughout the holidays take time out to show love to your fellow man whether through a smile, a hug, a call or email to say hello, sharing a meal or in fellowship. 
December 21, 2015
FEMA Approves Mitigation Funds for Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix, USVI
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the VITEMA announced today, the approval of a $312,500.00 grant in Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds for the acquisition of a 1,500kw Emergency Generator Unit (EGU) for the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFLH) in St. Croix, USVI. 
December 16, 2015
Update to the National Terrorism Advisory System
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released an update to the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) which is designed to more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. 
December 8, 2015
VITEMA St. Croix Office to Close on Wednesday thru Friday This Week
VITEMA Director Mona Barnes is informing the general public that the Agency’s St. Croix office will close Wednesday, December 9th, through Friday, December 13th. St. Croix staff members are scheduled to participate in Operation Pillsbury Sound, VITEMA’s year-end Full-Scale Maritime Exercise.
December 2, 2015
VITEMA to Conduct Full-Scale Maritime Exercise Next Week
VITEMA, on Thursday, Dec. 10th, will conduct a full-scale maritime exercise in the St. Thomas-St. John district to test the first responder capabilities in managing a major incident at sea.
Includes Audio
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November 17, 2015
Maritime Emergency Planning Workshop Brings Together First Responders, Emergency Managers and Cruise Line Representatives
VITEMA, on Thursday, held the first ever Maritime Emergency Planning Workshop, bringing together representatives of the cruise line industry, key federal agencies, local first responders and emergency managers for a strategic level discussion on responding to a ship emergency resulting in mass casualty and evacuation.
Includes Slideshow
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