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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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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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Pierce College

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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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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Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management

This volume began as a simple conversation between the co-editors at the 2009 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Conference. At that time, Trainor was a new PhD who had just spent almost seven years working at the Disaster Research Center...
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2014 HSEM Summit – Summary

The second annual Homeland Security Emergency Management Summit was conducted on June 17th, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Discovering Communities of Practice and Career Pathways in HSEM.” All of our Summit’s presentations utilized “Communities of Practice.”
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