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MGT-361 Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions DHS/FEMA-funded Course

This course trains campus administrators and managers, public safety and law enforcement personnel, and other campus and community response partners to effectively manage critical incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary...
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Criminal Justice Core Curriculum Quarterly Meeting And DACUM

CJ DACUM at Big Bend Community College on July 18th or 19th of this year. The days will be used to bring the CJ Program Managers and faculty together to continue our quarterly meetings and discussions on program curriculum for a statewide core curriculum...
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Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference

This year’s conference will kick off all events in the Main Ballroom. We are proud to bring you one of the most diverse agenda’s that we have ever produced. Our planning team believes that emergency preparedness requires all forms of government...
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Washington State Centers of Excellence Newsletters

Welcome to the Washington Centers of Excellence newsletter. Our mission is to serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the state’s educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce.
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Oklahoma Tornado

Volunteers Needed for Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) Class

We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to act as patients for the exercise. The volunteers would be moulaged (made up with fake injuries) which helps make the exercise more realistic for the students. Volunteers would need to be at Northwest Hospital from 11am to 4pm on June 19th.
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Disaster Preparedness For Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Course

This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities, this course provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2017

This year’s Forum will help lead the discussion on addressing food safety in the global trade and supply chain industry. Food manufacturers are now looking to achieve seamless traceability of products to its local growers and individual farms.
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Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Event

Join us at no cost on April 4 & 5, 2016. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability...
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12th Annual Energy & Construction Best Practices Summit

The Summit, now in its 12th year, will feature Dr. Mark Taylor, an award-winning speaker recognized internationally as an educator, expert, and consultant on the forefront of transformations in educational practice and workplace management.
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2017 Women and Diversity Public Safety and STEM Open House and Career Fair

The career fair will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Bellevue City Hall. Join us and learn about educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Public Safety. The career fair is open to all ages.
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Cascadia Earthquake Conference

Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization) is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest. Partners in Emergency Preparedness annually...
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Thanks for Joining us for the 2016 Holiday Open House

On December 15, the Center hosted a Holiday Open House to show our appreciation for staff, members of the Advisory Board, stakeholders and friends at the Center’s offices at Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom. Everyone enjoyed the “Feliz Navidad” theme.
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Cascadia Technical Academy’s Emergency Operations Learning Center

Students in the Cascadia Technical Academy’s Homeland Security Program study and learn in the only high school Emergency Operations Learning Center (EOLC) in the country. The classroom is available to all Southwest Washington and Portland area community businesses...
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Washington State Applied Baccalaureate Conference

Come join us for the 2016 WA State Applied Baccalaureate Conference at South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus on November 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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2016 IAEM Annual Conference Event Summary

The IAEM 2016 Conference was proud to offer many opportunities for people to meet other attendees, make new contacts, and visit with old colleagues.
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Women in Leadership Forum – Waves of Possibilities

Thanks to everyone that attended the 2016 Women in Leadership Forum. Kellie Hale, the Program Manager for the Center of Excellence, and the inspiration and organizer of the Women in Leadership Forums welcomed over 40 women to the 2nd Women in Leadership Forum.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum was a Success

The Securing the Supply Chain Forum at Highline College was a great success. Dr. Jack Bermingham, President of Highline College, welcomed everyone, while three panels talked about the risk in the supply chain, corruption cybersecurity key industry issues and more.
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2015 Women in HSEM Leadership Forum was a Great Success!

Homeland Security Emergency Management hosted the 2015 Women in HSEM Leadership Forum on October 8, 2015 at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. The forum was a great success and provided our educators and industry partners the opportunity to come together and learn...
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2015 Educators and Practitioners Summit

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management celebrated its 10th Anniversary with its annual Educators and Practitioners Summit on June 16, 2015 at Pierce College Puyallup. The Summit provided our educators and industry partners...
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Office of the Governor

Greetings from the Governor

I am pleased to congratulate the Homeland Security-Emergency Management Center of Excellence on its 10th anniversary. Washington State is the only state in the nation to codify Centers of Excellence into state statute under the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
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