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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce the upcoming Procurement Disaster Assistance Team Training led by experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of the Chief Counsel the week of April 8-12.

With six offerings statewide, the invitation to attend this half-day course is extended to emergency managers, procurement officers, finance controllers or those responsible for making procurement decisions on behalf of state agencies, localities and private nonprofit organizations (PNP) during disasters. The training course is a proactive measure that will spark invaluable procurement conversations ahead of the next disaster, with the goal of being eligible for reimbursement after federally declared disasters.

The course offerings are as follows:

April 8

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target: VDEM Region 4

Location: Smyth County Sheriff’s Office – Smyth County EOC

819 Matson Drive, Marion, VA 24354

April 9

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target: VDEM Region 3 and 6 north

Location: Greenfield Center, 57 S., Center Drive, Daleville, VA 24083

April 10

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target VDEM Region 3 and 6 south

Location: Fire Station #1, 600 Lynn Street Danville, VA 24541

April 10

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target VDEM Regions 1 and 5

Location: Tappahannock Community College – New Kent Training Center

11825 New Kent Hwy – 2nd floor – New Kent, VA 23124

April 11

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target: VDEM Region 3

Location: Town Hall Building EOC, 116 N Main Street (top floor), Farmville, VA 23901

April 12

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target: VDEM Regions 2 and 7

Location: Path Foundation Building – Conference Room Fauquier A

321 Walker Drive, Warrenton, VA 20186 

To identify the VDEM office and contacts closets to you, review the regional directory on the website.

Those interested in attending must officially register for the course on VDEM’s COVLC website at and search for “PDAT” in the search bar. First time users must request a username by emailing the VDEM Help Desk at [email protected] or by calling 804-897-9995. An email will be sent to all registrants with specific location information in the days prior to the training.

VDEM works with local government, state and federal agencies and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through the five mission areas of emergency management; prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. To learn more about ways VDEM is working to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery, visit