US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency celebrated its 5th Annual All Hazards Preparedness Expo on Oct. 23 on St. John and Oct. 24 on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The expo provides the community an opportunity to learn about emergency preparedness directly from representatives from local, territorial and federal agencies, businesses and first responders.
“We titled it ‘Building Resiliency’ since it was a call to action to be ready before a disaster strikes. The better prepared we are, the more resilient we are in the face of a disaster,” said Mona Barnes, VITEMA Director. “We appreciate the local and federal government agencies, non‐government organizations and private sector businesses that provided preparedness handouts, giveaways and raffled prizes; and to our first responders who performed demonstrations and participated in our motorcade and parade on St. Croix and St. Thomas.”
FEMA CAD personnel supported this event handing out emergency preparedness educational publications at the events.