Emergency Management & Planning

VMI Emergency Management develops and communicates VMI’s plans and exercises for emergencies to the VMI Post.  Resources are provided on this site to provide information to cadets, faculty, staff and offices located on Post in support of the Institute.  VMI’s Emergency Planning Committee meets regularly to review policy, procedure and plans associated with VMI’s Emergency Preparedness.

How to respond to an active shooter event:

Run Hide Fight - PDF

 Run-Hide-Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event Video


ALERT ROCKBRIDGE: VMI uses Alert Rockbridge for late opening and closing announcements as well as any other emergency announcements. You can sign up to have the notifications sent to your cell phone as text messages as well as e-mail messages to your computer. When you register with Alert Rockbridge you can select the groups you’re interested in.

The groups include: VMI (under Colleges and Universities, you can select W&L and SVU as well); Lexington, Buena Vista or Rockbridge County schools (you select the individual schools and you’ll receive only the messages that pertain to those schools); weather alerts (24/7 or 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Crime alerts (by locality); Amber alerts; Community Events; Dam Notifications; and Parks and Recreation.

Don’t worry, you will receive notifications only for the groups you have selected and you can opt in or opt out of groups at any time. To register with Alert Rockbridge, go to:  https://www.alertrockbridge.com.


Emergency Management Committee Members

Get Emergency Alerts

VMI Emergency Management develops and communicates VMI’s plans and exercises for emergencies to the VMI Post.