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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Partner Profile: Colorado Virtual Operations Support Team supports Eagle County during #Vail2015

The Colorado Virtual Operations Support Team has been activated to support Eagle County during the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships.

The mission of the COVOST is to lead and support the State of Colorado and our local Colorado communities through the innovative use of social media and other online tools. The team has been activated by Eagle County to watch social media for emergency management concerns, rumors, mentions of agencies & amplification of official messages sent by approved agencies during the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships.

Three days into the event the COVOST is happy to report that the trend on social media shows excited spectators, busy media and engaged vendors.

The Colorado Virtual Operations Support Team is managed by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and is made up of volunteers spread across the state, the nation and the world. Multiple members across seven different states have been involved in this activation. The team as whole will have logged over 100 hours in support of Eagle County by the end of the day today. The team will remain activated through February 15th.

Wonder how the team works? Check out this VOST Introduction and Orientation Video:

For more information visit You can also follow the COVOST on Facebook and Twitter. Contact Nathan Hunerwadel, COVOST Manager, if you would like to join the COVOST, activate the COVOST or if you have any questions.