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Read about the latest news in homeland security and emergency management. Discover career information, conference dates, webinars, and important information about planning, preparing, and training for a natural or man-made disaster.



Hazard Mitigation Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Water and wastewater utilities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards including natural disasters such as earthquakes, flooding, tornados, and wildfires. For utilities, the impacts from these hazard events include damaged equipment, loss of power, disruptions to service...
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Preparing for Catastrophic Events During a Catastrophic Event Webinar

In this free webinar you will learn about Preparing for Catastrophic Events During a catastrophic event, the supply of resources and service delivery capabilities are often disrupted or are insufficient to support the needs of fire and emergency services operations.
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Go Stay Kit

Besides high winds, flooding, and rain, Harvey has now caused the evacuation of over 30,000 area residents to emergency shelters. When an emergency responder knocks on your door and says, "You've got 2 minutes to get out! What'll you take?"
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Navigating Your Day Without Water: A Virtual Exercise in Disaster

Is your community prepared for a loss of water or wastewater services? How would your organization handle a water emergency? Do you have an emergency water supply plan? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a facilitated discussion featuring...
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Emergency Safety Officer Training – November 27-29

This course will familiarize attendees with hazards and stressors that may impact the health and safety of workers and responders at a disaster site. Students will apply their knowledge of safety and incident command in a disaster scenario and employ...
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Things To Come? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September, 2017

The Governor of Louisiana recently declared coastal land loss as an emergency, calling for the federal government to assist in restoration efforts. The update suggested his intent in declaring an emergency was in part to “pressure” the President and Congress...
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Reconstitution Planning Workshop – Course: L0549

This course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. The purpose of the Reconstitution Planning Workshop is to assist Federal department and agency....
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The Passing of Terry Egan – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

The passing of Terry Egan on July 3, 2017 merits special attention. Too often great emergency managers at all levels are relatively unnoticed in life, their contributions to the safety of the public seemingly taken for granted.
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Government Ain’t Easy – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

Most public sector employees are accustomed to hearing that government workers have it easy, compared to their counterparts in the private sector. For example, even casual conversations with parents of your children’s soccer teammates can provide a glimpse into the perceptions held...
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Leave No Victim Behind 2017 Conference

The University of Oregon Police Department and the California Victim Compensation Board are partnering to host a national conference focused on effective collaborative efforts between law enforcement and victim services when responding to victims of a mass violence incident.
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Top 5 Challenges with the Clery Act and Title IX Webinar

In this webinar, Alison Kiss will focus on five key Clery Act challenges, based on years of experience working with colleges and universities throughout the country, addressing specific areas such as timely warning policies, coordination between departments and more.
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Washington State Animal Response Team

WASART (Washington State Animal Response Team) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization that helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations.
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New Water Utility Response On-The-Go App!

The Water Utility Response On-The-Go App consolidates and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency.
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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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IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly – August 14-18

The IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly will be held in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A, from the 14th to 18th of August, 2017.
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L-380 At the Point of the Spear Leading in Public Health Course

At the Point of the Spear: Leading and preparing emergency response units (DHS CA-002-PREV) is a program that focuses on helping response leaders build more cohesive, adaptive, and resilient teams.
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Until Help Arrives – National Homeland Security Consortium Discussion

The National Homeland Security Consortium and the Federal Emergency Management Agency invite you to participate in a webinar to learn more about FEMA’s initiative You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.
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Emergency Safety Officer Course – UW Center for Education and Research in Construction

This course will familiarize personnel serving as Safety Officers, Assistant Safety Officers, and in other safety-relevant Incident Command System (ICS) roles with physical and psychosocial hazards and stressors that may impact the health and safety of workers and responders...
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About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement – Emergency Management, Once Removed, June, 2017

About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement Brock Long, the new FEMA Administrator, has a tremendous reservoir of experience in areas like school safety, as a state director of emergency management and a successful stint in the private sector as an executive with Hagerty & Assoc
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