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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.



2018 NCWE Conference – Success Through Partnerships

Community college educators often find themselves competing head-to-head with other education and workforce improvement offerings. Yet, many may find themselves unable to out-market or out perform other suppliers of the education industry due to resource constraints.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – Farm to Fork

This Forum will expand the concepts presented at the 2017 forum, with a renewed goal of increasing awareness of food protection, security, response to emergencies and defense of our agriculture and food based economies, and arable land availability.
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ASIS Puget Sound Chapter Event Summary

The Center was invited to participate in yesterday's ASIS Puget Sound Chapter at the Space Needle Corporation. The topic was "Where does Security fit in your brand’s “first impression”? Balancing Hardening with Transformative & Welcoming Guest Experience"
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Get Red Cross Ready for National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month, recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This is an initiative recognized nationwide through a number of organizations.
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Confluence News Magazine – September 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the September Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters, which can happen any time. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How”. Join the DIMRC for a disaster planning webinar on September 20, at 1:30pm ET.
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Emergency Management and Homeland Security: Which Is More Important? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September 2018

Natural hazards, perhaps because they come and go and soon slip from public view, does not have the “sizzle” terrorism provides for politicians and public safety interest groups. Emergency management’s methodical approach to prepare for, mitigate...
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Confluence News Magazine – July 2018

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Click here for the July Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety (FEMA P-1000)

This free webinar on FEMA P-1000 is presented by Applied Technology Council and funded under a grant through Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP).
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Differences Between a Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Degree

Deciding what degree to pursue is a big decision for students. It depends somewhat on what career the student wants to pursue, but not entirely. Many fields require a bachelor’s degree, but do not require a major in a certain field of study.
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Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Workshop

Who you gonna call? When a cyber incident happens, who, where, what, and when will you report? Join us on September 12, 2018, for a half-day workshop to review a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and test scenarios for a regional reporting process developed to answer those questions.
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Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations Webinar

Our next webinar is September 20 at 1:30pm ET, entitled "Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations." It will feature speakers from DIMRC along with Ann Holman from Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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Recently the Bellevue School District (BSD) was featured on Q13 Fox

Recently the Bellevue School District (BSD) was featured on Q13 Fox with two news stories on safety and security efforts in the district. Board Member Douglas James, Director of Security for the BSD, was interviewed about physical security efforts in the district with a focus on the o
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IACLEA 2019 Annual Conference

Join IACLEA for our 61st Annual Conference and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia from Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28, 2019. Mark your calendars today and be sure to check back soon on info for pre- and post-conference excursion...
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Bellevue’s Tillicum Middle School gets $60M rebuild with security upgrades

BELLEVUE, Wash. – At the end of the month, some middle school students in Bellevue will start school in a new building. It’s equipped for learning and also the ...
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Workforce – Job and Career Connections at Pierce College

The Job and Career Connections offices at both Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Pierce College Puyallup provide you with all the tools you'll need to find your next job.
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Emergency Preparedness Expo

An Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Baptist Church (1315 Sussex Ave. E) in Tenino, WA.
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Active Shooter Training

Leave No Victim Behind Conference

Chief Matthew Carmichael of the University of Oregon Police Department, the California Victim Compensation Board and the Oregon Department of Justice are once again presenting a conference on mass violence response and effective partnerships...
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Is a Lack of Institutional Knowledge Plaguing Emergency Management?

As the emergency management field grows and evolves, it does so in the face of a warming climate, a proliferation of new technologies and a changing of the guard as baby boomers retire and are replaced with younger workers.
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Pacific Northwest Crisis Communication Workshop

Learn from internationally acclaimed emergency media experts. Australia’s Peter Rekers and Rebecca Riggs join forces with the United Kingdom’s Chris Webb, offering a meaningful program illustrating how to manage the message before, during and after a crisis.
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