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United States Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Managment Agency

Acronym VITEMA
Type Government
8221 Estate Nisky St. Thomas,
VI 00803
United States
Tel 1-340-774-2244
Fax 1-340-715-6847
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Website http://www.vitema.gov
Activities Our Mission

The principal mission of VITEMA as a first response coordinator, is to save lives and property of the territory’s population, by preparing territorial organizations to respond to, recover from and mitigate against All-Hazards, through planning, coordinating, training and exercise activities and is the sole Virgin Islands government agency designated to supervise, administer and coordinate All-Hazards response and recovery operations. Authority is derived from V. I. Code,Title 23, the VITEMA Act (5233) of 1986 and the Emergency Management Act of 2009.

Our Vision

To be the pre-eminent emergency management agency in the Caribbean and the Nation by providing an effective, responsible, and professional network of services to ensure resiliency before, during, and after a natural or man-made incident that may impact the safety and well-being of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Group(s): Tsunami Created: 2012-11-20 Last Updated: 2012-11-20

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