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HOT TOPICS IN HOMELAND SECURITY-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Office of the Governor

Greetings from the Governor

I am pleased to congratulate the Homeland Security-Emergency Management Center of Excellence on its 10th anniversary. Washington State is the only state in the nation to codify Centers of Excellence into state statute under the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
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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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first responder

Guide for Improving Survivability in Active Shooter Incidents

Recent improvised explosive device (IED) and active shooter incidents reveal that some traditional practices of first responders need to be realigned and enhanced to improve survivability of victims and the safety of first responders caring for them.
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IAFC

IAFC Foundation Scholarships

The IAFC Foundation recognizes the increasingly complex world first responders operate in. The Foundation helps ensure that our men and women are fully prepared to meet these challenges by providing increased opportunities to support their educational needs.
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Military Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom has been awarded a three-year, $364,000 U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant to develop a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.
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Disaster

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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Severe Weather Preparedness Training Video

Severe weather preparedness from the University of Oklahoma video.
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homeland security helpers

FEMA Mobile App

The FEMA mobile app for phones and tablets contains disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, storable emergency meeting locations, and a map with open shelters and open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
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