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HOT TOPICS IN HOMELAND SECURITY-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Recovery Redux Plus a Footnote from June – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July 2018

One might think, for example that Hurricane Maria was all over shortly after it passed through Puerto Rico. The "official" death toll, 64, led the president and others to comment that it could have been a lot worse. It apparently was a lot worse.
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Congratulations to our Staff and HSEM BAS Degree Graduate Shane Moore as an HSEM BAS Graduate and Pierce College 2018 Outstanding Student

Shane has worked with the Center since 2017 as our Employer Engagement/Outreach Specialist and will graduate on June 15, with the first HSEM BAS degree in Washington State.
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International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) – 66th Annual Conference

The 66th Annual IAEM Conference will be held on October 19-24, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Register Today!
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Animal/Plant Health – Joint Criminal Epidemiological Investigations Course

Understand law enforcement, animal health, & plant health roles, responsibilities, and authorities during an outbreak of an unusual and/or high consequence animal or plant disease. August 8-9. Washington State University Spokane Campus.
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Law Enforcement Hiring – Spread the Word!

The Department’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving.
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Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM)

Pierce College is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management degree program beginning winter 2017 (January 2017). This leadership and management degree program is part of a guided career pathway designed...
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To stay or go? Emergency Management, Once Removed, June 2018

Emergency managers are not strangers to the "stay or go" dilemma. In my career, during but also before entering emergency management, I myself sometimes felt like, well, a lot of federal Administration employees may currently feel these days...
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Taking a Look at Emergency Management Careers

Every ten years, approximately 27 million people are displaced globally due to natural disasters. Additionally, there is a wide variety of human-caused chaos and somewhat lesser disruptions, ranging from bomb threats to fires and protests.
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Part I – Disaster Preparedness and Response: Serving Farmworkers

Part I of this two part series on Disaster Preparedness and Response: Serving Farmworkers will focus on what we can learn from National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees’ experiences.
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2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit

Join Smart Grid Northwest and our community from across the region – Washington, Oregon, Idaho and BC – at the 2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit. At this unique one-day meeting, you will participate in presentations, panel discussions...
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Climate Resilience, Energy Justice, and Security: The Renewable Energy Transformation

Strengthening communities through developing alternative energy sources can contribute to resilience and response to shocks to our systems. This 3-day short course will examine how we can address challenges to resilience on a global scale...
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Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training Announcement

The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW), in partnership with Highline College and the Center for Excellence Allied Health, is pleased to bring you an affordable opportunity to create Mental Health First Aid trainers in your western Washington community.
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Hey, What About Us? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May 2018

With the current federal government seemingly in perpetual crisis, how can emergency management compete for attention to its’ needs? Let’s be honest: the current spate of investigations, accusations, counter-accusations, all against the backdrop of midterm...
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2018 National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting

The 2018 National Earthquake Program Managers meeting will be held on May 1-3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The meeting is being hosted by the Washington Emergency Management Division. Please stay tuned to this page for information and registration details.
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MGT-361: Managing Critical Incidents for Institutions of Higher Education: A Whole Community Approach

The Managing Critical Incidents for Institutions of Higher Education: A Whole Community Approach course provides higher education campus administrators, campus emergency management teams, and their community partners a forum...
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MGT-324: Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery

This two-day course provides campus leaders; faculty governance; student governance; campus law enforcement and security departments; campus health, medical, and mental health services; campus public affairs; jurisdictional law enforcement...
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Going Back to School After the Military

You’ve spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you’re looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter.
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Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference 2018

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, organized by the Washington State University takes place from 18th April to the 19th April 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, United States Of America.
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WEBINAR: Continuity Planning Guidance for the Whole Community (FEMA)

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 for a webinar that will highlight the February 2018 updates to the Continuity Guidance Circular, as well as the importance of having a continuity plan.
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MGT 449 in Suquamish, WA

The RDPC is bringing MGT 449 Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities to Suquamish, WA beginning on May 14, 2018, 8 a.m.
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