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Fire Science Scholarships

Students working on their forestry and fire science degrees have many scholarship opportunities. Professional organizations, charitable foundations, and even schools themselves understand the need to encourage students to pursue these degrees.
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Let’s Count Our Assets – Emergency Management, Once Removed, December, 2015

One of the advantages of being in semi-retirement ( as an independent consultant) is that between contracts there is often time to reflect on issues that have an impact on our profession. But you also have time to watch old movies.
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Crosswalk of Emergency Management Regulations

Preview a table of interconnections between NFPA 1600, Clery and NIMS.
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San Bernardino Mass Shooting Helpful Resources

Here are some helpful resources to aid after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine Mobile Apps

Use this page to preview the U.S. National Library of Medicine gallery of mobile apps and sites.
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Dealing with Climate Change – It’s On Us – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November, 2015

I recently attended the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) annual forum in Miami. The search for an acceptable way to address climate change among the nation’s state directors of emergency management.
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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Applications

This page shows the green apps we’ve collected that use United States Environmental Protection Agency data. You can sort them by topic and platform or you can search for them in the search box.
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WA Military Department Jobs Portal

Use the WA State Military Department Jobs page to find all the current WA state job opportunities.
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How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Earthquakes can bring mild to violent shaking and can occur anytime, anywhere. This guide can help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before, during, and after an earthquake.
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Association of Washington Scholarship & Assistance Programs

The Don C. Brunell Scholarship for Future Leaders was established by the Association of Washington Business (AWB) to inspire and aid Washington's future business leaders.
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The Big One: Our Big Gap – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September, 2015

The recent New York Times article about the potentially devastating impact of a major earthquake sparked the predictable reactions: some bemoaned the repeated warnings would continue to go unheeded and forecast grave consequences, while others argued...
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2015 Women in HSEM Leadership Forum was a Great Success!

Homeland Security Emergency Management hosted the 2015 Women in HSEM Leadership Forum on October 8, 2015 at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood. The forum was a great success and provided our educators and industry partners the opportunity to come together and learn...
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Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video/Resources

Options for Consideration demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene.
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McChord Military Class

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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National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Database

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting our Nation's critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. Cyberspace enables businesses and government to operate, facilitates emergency preparedness communications, and enables critical...
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Business, Academic and Research Continuity (BARC) Policy Statement

Business, Academic, and Research Continuity (BARC) is defined as ensuring the continuity or uninterrupted provision of operations and services for administrative, academic, and research departments of the University. BARC is an ongoing process with several different...
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ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series

The ability to receive information and communicate efficiently and effectively with first responders and other health personnel during an emergency or disaster can be essential to survival. Community professionals, organizations and agencies...
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6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for ‘The Really Big One’

A devastating earthquake/tsunami combo is predicted in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some tips to help your company be ready if a disaster such as a 9.0 magnitude earthquake were to hit your area.
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The Continuity Excellence Series

The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs. You can earn a certificate as either a Professional Continuity Practitioner (Level I) or Master Continuity Practitioner (Level II).
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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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