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ODU helps develop evacuation model for disasters

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 22

VIRGINIA BEACH — It took nine hours to get most of the people to the interstate across the river when the zombies closed in on Charleston, W.Va. If a major road had been rendered impassable (as has been known to happen in such attacks), the authorities could have jumped on a computer (in a locked room), run a new evacuation scenario (in minutes, thankfully) and seen where best to redirect vehicles ... (Full Story)

We remember: A list of events to commemorate the Virginia Tech shootings

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 16

Seven years after 32 students and faculty were killed and more than a dozen were wounded in the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, the university community will commemorate the tragedy with a day of events, exhibitions, reflections and ceremonies in Blacksburg and elsewhere Wednesday. VT Engage, Tech’s student service learning division, has organized a cadre of community and campus volunteers ... (Full Story)

VEMA President's Welcome

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 08

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

As I begin my tenure as the VEMA President, I would like to thank each and every member of the Association for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to Emergency Management while at work, at home, and in your communities. I would also like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our Association.

This year will be the year of change in Emergency Management ... (Full Story)

Training and Exercise Coordinato​r Position

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 07


The Fairfax County Health Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness, is looking for a Training and Exercise Coordinator to Manages the Health Department's emergency preparedness training and exercise program, including - but not limited to - ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines related to preparedness training and exercises (e.g., NIMS, HSEEP).

More ... (Full Story)

Governor McAuliffe Signs SB381 Transferring Homeland Security Responsibilities to the Secretary of Public Safety

Individual Member Bo Keeney, April 03

2 Apr 2014 Today at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center, Governor McAuliffe signed SB381, which transfers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating efforts to strengthen homeland security from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to the Secretary of Public Safety. The legislation renames the secretariats the Secretary of Veterans ... (Full Story)


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