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Disaster

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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National Guard

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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2015 Educators and Practitioners Summit

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management celebrated its 10th Anniversary with its annual Educators and Practitioners Summit on June 16, 2015 at Pierce College Puyallup. The Summit provided our educators and industry partners...
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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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Pierce College

HSEM Campus Safety Conference – June 17, 2015

The 2015 Campus Security, Safety and Emergency Management Conference will be held on June 17, 2015 at Pierce College, Puyallup Campus in the Arts and Allied Health Building (AAH). Learn more and register for the conference.
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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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FEMA Releases 2015 National Preparedness Report

The Disaster Resource eGUIDE covers what you need to know about FEMA’s 2015 national preparedness report, released on May 28. The fourth version of the report – first released in 2011 and describing progress in building, sustaining and delivering 31 core capabilities.
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Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy of Tulane University is seeking motivated students with an interest in disaster resilience and global humanitarian assistance to begin the DRL Master of Science or Certificate Program in Fall 2015.
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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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WA U District

Washington State Centers of Excellence Earn Exemplary Leadership Award

The directors of Washington State’s Centers of Excellence were awarded the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership award at the Chair Academy’s April International Leadership conference. The award is given to postsecondary education leaders or leadership...
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