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Going Back to School After the Military

You’ve spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you’re looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter.
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Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference 2018

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, organized by the Washington State University takes place from 18th April to the 19th April 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, United States Of America.
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WEBINAR: Continuity Planning Guidance for the Whole Community (FEMA)

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 for a webinar that will highlight the February 2018 updates to the Continuity Guidance Circular, as well as the importance of having a continuity plan.
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MGT 449 in Suquamish, WA

The RDPC is bringing MGT 449 Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities to Suquamish, WA beginning on May 14, 2018, 8 a.m.
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SAVE THE DATE – Global Change Agents: Women in leadership

Join us for our 2nd Annual Global Change Agents luncheon celebrating and recognizing women in global leadership roles who are thriving amongst any potential barriers.
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Observations from the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2018 Mid – Year Forum – Emergency Management, Once Removed, April 2018

The current FEMA headquarters team seems intent on making a positive difference. FEMA leadership describes itself as building on what was already in place and adapting to new situations and opportunities.
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The 50th Annual Washington State Search and Rescue Conference

The 50th Annual Washington State Search and Rescue Conference will be held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and the Kittitas County Event center also in Ellensburg. Courses and classes will be offered at both locations during the scheduled conference days.
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Professor Matt Bishop – Voting System Vulnerabilities

Join us on Thursday 3/29 from 6-8 pm at the University of Washington HUB for a timely discussion on voting system vulnerabilities. Secure elections are necessary for a free and fair democracy, and the state of Washington is not immune from the national concerns...
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Emergency Management Region X Higher Education Academic Collaboration

You are cordially invited to participate in a dynamic dialogue highlighting successful regional collaborations between our community’s practitioners and academics. We will actively explore stakeholders, challenges and possible untapped opportunities for future coordination.
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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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Future Women in EMS/Fire Academy

The Future Women in Fire/EMS Academy is an exciting opportunity for young women to explore a potential career in Fire/EMS in King County. We are searching for women ages 20-25 with are seeking physically challenging and rewarding work who would...
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National CyberWatch Center – Weekly Power Lunches

Get in the know with National CyberWatch Center's weekly Power Lunches via Facebook Live! Throughout March, Casey W. O'Brien, Executive Director of National CyberWatch, will showcase various curricular resources available to faculty.
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ICS Instructor Development Workshop

How do good ICS instructors get to be great ICS instructors? Opportunities to work with other instructors and view alternative strategies and methods are scarce. This workshop provides you with a one-time opportunity for those who are already State-approved ICS instructors.
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L0548 Continuity Program Manager Training Course

This course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. This course is designed to acquaint experienced COOP practitioners and instructors...
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Animal Agriculture Workers and Zoonotic Disease Emergencies Course

More than two-thirds of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic (transmitted between animals and humans) in origin, and animal agricultural workers can be on the “front lines” of a zoonotic disease outbreak.
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WA State Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators First Annual Conference

The WA State Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators first annual conference "Defensible Training and Education: Developing Keys for Success" took place at the Spokane County Sheriff's Training Center. Steve Lettic, the Associations President
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The Changing Face of Emergency Management Education – Emergency Management, Once Removed, March 2018

Whenever the subject of preparing emergency managers for the future a couple of familiar refrains are sounded. Here are some of examples.
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2018 National DRU Network Summit

We are excited to announce the two day National DRU Summit will be held on April 4-5, 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges

Emergency managers at 18 colleges across the country told GAO that their efforts to prepare for emergencies involved working with the campus community to develop, communicate, and practice plans, as well as working with state and local partners.
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