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Part I – Disaster Preparedness and Response: Serving Farmworkers

Part I of this two part series on Disaster Preparedness and Response: Serving Farmworkers will focus on what we can learn from National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees’ experiences.
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2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit

Join Smart Grid Northwest and our community from across the region – Washington, Oregon, Idaho and BC – at the 2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit. At this unique one-day meeting, you will participate in presentations, panel discussions...
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Climate Resilience, Energy Justice, and Security: The Renewable Energy Transformation

Strengthening communities through developing alternative energy sources can contribute to resilience and response to shocks to our systems. This 3-day short course will examine how we can address challenges to resilience on a global scale...
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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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Hey, What About Us? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May 2018

With the current federal government seemingly in perpetual crisis, how can emergency management compete for attention to its’ needs? Let’s be honest: the current spate of investigations, accusations, counter-accusations, all against the backdrop of midterm...
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2018 National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting

The 2018 National Earthquake Program Managers meeting will be held on May 1-3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The meeting is being hosted by the Washington Emergency Management Division. Please stay tuned to this page for information and registration details.
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MGT-361: Managing Critical Incidents for Institutions of Higher Education: A Whole Community Approach

The Managing Critical Incidents for Institutions of Higher Education: A Whole Community Approach course provides higher education campus administrators, campus emergency management teams, and their community partners a forum...
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MGT-324: Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery

This two-day course provides campus leaders; faculty governance; student governance; campus law enforcement and security departments; campus health, medical, and mental health services; campus public affairs; jurisdictional law enforcement...
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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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