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LATEST NEWS & TRENDS IN HOMELAND SECURITY

Get Red Cross Ready for National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This is an initiative recognized nationwide through a number of organizations.
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Bellevue’s Tillicum Middle School gets $60M rebuild with security upgrades

BELLEVUE, Wash. – At the end of the month, some middle school students in Bellevue will start school in a new building. It’s equipped for learning and also the ...
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Is a Lack of Institutional Knowledge Plaguing Emergency Management?

As the emergency management field grows and evolves, it does so in the face of a warming climate, a proliferation of new technologies and a changing of the guard as baby boomers retire and are replaced with younger workers.
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Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

A Unique Training Opportunity Pierce County and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of...
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Exploring Government and Private Sector Applications of UAS-Drones in Washington State Workshop Summary

Tom Hagen (President Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Cascade Chapter). Drone was coined in 1930s by the Navy. Today UAS/Drone is an acknowledgement of a link with vehicle with no driver on board. Hagan envisions a fleet of UAS by 2050...
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Inslee hands keys to future innovation, clean-tech campus to Port of Skagit

Gov. Jay Inslee today handed over the keys to the future Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Center to the Port of Skagit. The 225-acre property will be developed into a clean technology campus that serves as an economic engine for the area.
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Homeland Security News Wire – Daily Report

The Homeland Security News Wire is the homeland security industry’s largest online daily news publication, authoritative, in-depth analysis and coverage of the day’s most important homeland security stories.
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Law Enforcement Hiring – Spread the Word!

The Department’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving.
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Taking a Look at Emergency Management Careers

Every ten years, approximately 27 million people are displaced globally due to natural disasters. Additionally, there is a wide variety of human-caused chaos and somewhat lesser disruptions, ranging from bomb threats to fires and protests.
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Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training Announcement

The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW), in partnership with Highline College and the Center for Excellence Allied Health, is pleased to bring you an affordable opportunity to create Mental Health First Aid trainers in your western Washington community.
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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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Apply to Join FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Youth can make a difference in their communities. One way is to join the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). The YPC is open to 8th – 11th graders across the Nation.
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New Emergency Rule: Challenge for Some, Good for All

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a comprehensive emergency preparedness rule in 2016 that applies to nearly every healthcare provider in the nation, and outlines steps those providers must take to improve...
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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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Natural Hazards Mitigation Association Disaster Risk Documentation

News from the Natural Hazards Mitigation Association: NHMA has released its update of the venerable Patchwork Quilt white paper which went though some 50 or so editions over the past 20+ years.
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Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX)

The VTTX is a series of Virtual Tabletop Exercises that are offered monthly by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The VTTX program was launched in September of 2012 as an initiative to leverage technology and reach a large training audience.
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The Future of FEMA: Recommendations of Former Administrators

This hearing was the second in a series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Subcommittee will receive testimony from previous FEMA leadership regarding their experiences...
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Highline College – Private Security Academy & Certificate in HSEM

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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Washington State Training & Exercise Winter Newsletter

This week, we completed our Washington State 2017-2019 Training & Exercise Plan. Our plan reflects a collaborative effort that derived from our State Training & Exercise Planning Workshop in August. I appreciate all of the input from local jurisdictions representing...
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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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