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HOT TOPICS IN HOMELAND SECURITY-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Using Drones to Detect Damage to Bridges Workshop

This workshop will present the results of the technical research team (GRI) at utilizing self directed drone technology (algorithyms) and LIDAR to inspect damaged bridges in a post disaster scenario.
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Confluence News Magazine – Veterans Edition

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 Veterans Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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“Us” and “Them” – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November 2018

It’s not uncommon for individuals or organizations to attempt to elevate their own standing by demeaning the contributions of others. In the long run it’s a losing game. Those that employ "us" vs "them" as a tactic can only inflate...
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Confluence News Magazine – November 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 November Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Confluence News Magazine – October 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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Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Current Events

​The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have been awarded 2017 and 2019 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grants for critical infrastructure.
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Major Earthquakes & Cascading Events: Potential Health and Medical Implications

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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Lucky Me – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October 2018

Sometimes big problems start with smaller, seemingly manageable problems that, through inattention, or a failure to take immediate protective measures, morph into serious issues. Emergency managers’ usefulness to society at large accrues for their ability...
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HSEM Center of Excellence – Internship Guidebook

This Guidebook is intended for employers with any level of knowledge of internships. It can serve as a training tool for those looking to understand what an internship program is and is not, identify the purpose of an internship program, and much more.
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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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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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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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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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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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Disaster Health Information Search Guide

Disaster Health Information Search Guide Databases and Indexes of Disaster Literature MeSH Terms Used in Indexing Disaster-Related PubMed Disaster Medicine and Disaster Preparedness Journals in PubMed Emergency Medicine Journals in PubMed Journals in All-Hazards Database (FEMA) Glossa
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Lowell Porter Day declared by Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier

August 16, 2018, was declared “Lowell Porter Day” by Pierce County Executive at Lowell’s retirement party hosted by his staff. Lowell had served as Director of Pierce County Emergency Management for the County since 2013 and was on the Center’s Advisory Board. Lowell supported the
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Confluence Media: The Exchange and Flow of Information and Ideas

Confluence Media will support the Center's discussions about the increasing demand for trained and experienced professionals in the all-hazard emergency management fields and what role the Center plays in helping CTC programs, students and employers...
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Women in Leadership Forum – Women in Politics

Come join us for the fourth annual Women in Leadership Forum. This year's topic is Women in Politics. A record number of women are running for office. There is an unprecedented surge of first time female candidates running for offices big and small...
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