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Washington State

Medical Surge and the Role of Urgent Care Centers

In the U.S., approximately 8,100 urgent care centers—medical clinics with expanded hours that are equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life and limb threatening illnesses and injuries—provide care to 30 to 50 patients each per day on average.
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Opportunity scholarships expanded to include technical and community colleges

A generous state scholarship program that helps pay college tuition at four-year schools will soon expand to help students earn professional technical degrees at community and technical colleges.
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Seattle makes little progress on buildings that can kill in earthquakes

"You might be on borrowed time,” warns the mayor of a New Zealand city where a 2011 quake destroyed unretrofitted brick buildings and killed 185 people. Retrofitting old buildings may be expensive, she said, but it costs less than the liability for injuries or fatalities.
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Are You Prepared? Emergency Management Event

The World Trade Center Seattle has partnered with the American Red Cross to present a panel of experts for a discussion on emergency preparedness, business continuity and how to preserve our Pacific Northwest quality of life in the face of disaster.
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Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington Symposium

Please join us for the 2018 symposium Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington, February 16th – 18th at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Come learn about the geologic hazards of your neighborhood and how to protect your family and property.
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Olympia’s Indifference to Earthquake Prep Could Kill Us All

From President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech to reports on the shortcomings of U.S. bridges, this is a week when critical infrastructure is in the news — and when people and organizations argue for more funding for that critical infrastructure.
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Emergency Management Internship, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Support

Hybrid: Virtual, with on-site location beginning June 29-July 8 at the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Occasional meetings and work sessions at various office and agency locations in the Seattle area prior to July 28, 2018. This is an unpaid internship.
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2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Do you know an outstanding volunteer - someone who devotes incredible energy to making your community and our state a better place to live? How about a national service member whose volunteer service goes above and beyond the requirements.
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FEMA Seeking Applicants to Join Hurricane Recovery Team

With 85 percent of the FEMA workforce in the field supporting 28 disasters nationwide, the agency continues to grow its workforce to bolster recovery activities underway in the states and U.S. territories affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate.
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Highline College – Private Security Academy & Certificate in HSEM

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Highline University offers the Private Security Academy and the Certificate in Introduction to Homeland Security. The Private Security Academy (PSA) is designed for individuals either currently employed or seeking employment in private security or other police functions, loss...
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Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM) Degree

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Pierce College is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management degree program beginning winter 2017 (January 2017). This leadership and management degree program is part of a guided career pathway designed...
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Resources from the National Disaster Distress Helpline

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Collection of some resources from the national Disaster Distress Helpline + additional behavioral health resources to support immediate and long-term recovery following the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL on 6/12/16.
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