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Trends in Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Read about the latest news and trends in homeland security. Discover helpful tips, guidelines, strategies, and career information in emergency management. Learn about upcoming events and training in homeland security.


LATEST NEWS & TRENDS IN HOMELAND SECURITY

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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Pierce College at JBLM

Pierce College provides education programs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These programs are specifically designed to serve the needs of active-duty military personnel, their family members, VA benefit recipients, and civilians in the community.
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Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).
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FirstNet

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, broadband network dedicated to public safety.
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HSEM Campus Safety Conference – June 17, 2015

The 2015 Campus Security, Safety and Emergency Management Conference will be held on June 17, 2015 at Pierce College, Puyallup Campus in the Arts and Allied Health Building (AAH). Learn more and register for the conference.
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FEMA Releases 2015 National Preparedness Report

The Disaster Resource eGUIDE covers what you need to know about FEMA’s 2015 national preparedness report, released on May 28. The fourth version of the report – first released in 2011 and describing progress in building, sustaining and delivering 31 core capabilities.
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IPAWS

Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS)

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure...
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Health Resources for Children in Disasters and Emergencies

The intent of this compendium is to consolidate the multitude of resources available across a variety of organizations, Web sites, databases and training sites, making the search for relevant materials simpler and more direct.
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