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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.



Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

A Unique Training Opportunity Pierce County and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of...
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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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How Governments Are Closing the Gender Pay Gap

For years, Caseca Stegall, a Fulton County IT manager suspected that she was paid less than some of the men who held the same job but had less experience and education than her. Proof came after she filed an open-records request...
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Supply Chain Conference and Exhibit – CSCMP

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosts the must-attend supply chain event of the year — CSCMP's Annual Global Conference, EDGE. From leading-edge content to cutting-edge supply chain solutions, EDGE reflects the unparalleled...
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Why Recovery Exercises Fall Short – Emergency Management, Once Removed, August 2018

Recently I attended an Initial Planning Meeting for the Central United States Earthquake Consortium 2019 exercise ominously entitled "Shaken Fury". The discussion as it related to the acknowledgment of challenges that proposed scenario poses for recovery officials...
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Exploring Government and Private Sector Applications of UAS-Drones in Washington State Workshop Summary

Tom Hagen (President Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Cascade Chapter). Drone was coined in 1930s by the Navy. Today UAS/Drone is an acknowledgement of a link with vehicle with no driver on board. Hagan envisions a fleet of UAS by 2050...
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Inslee hands keys to future innovation, clean-tech campus to Port of Skagit

Gov. Jay Inslee today handed over the keys to the future Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Center to the Port of Skagit. The 225-acre property will be developed into a clean technology campus that serves as an economic engine for the area.
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Kilauea Volcano Helps Emergency Managers Better Prepare for Threats in Washington

When emergency management workers from Washington travel to Hawaii to help respond to the Kilauea volcanic eruption, they also learn valuable lessons for Washington’s own volcano program.
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Multilingual Emergency Communication Workshop in Tacoma

Learn about how Pierce County Emergency Management will get life safety messages to people with limited to non-English speaking ability and how it applies to Senate Bill 5046, "providing public notices of public health, safety and welfare in languages other than English."
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What Every Emergency Manager Needs to Know this Hurricane Season

A record number of people lost their lives during a hurricane or tropical storm in 2017. And according to hurricane researchers at Colorado State University, 2018 is expected to be above-average in terms of storm activity. Join us for a webinar.
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Government Groups

2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Conference (PNWAEC)

The 2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Conference (PNWAEC) is December 4th and 5th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Now is your time to share innovations, best practices and strategies to support...
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Centers of Excellence Newsletter – 4th Quarter

Welcome to the Washington Centers of Excellence newsletter. Our mission is to serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the state’s educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce...
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Homeland Security News Wire – Daily Report

The Homeland Security News Wire is the homeland security industry’s largest online daily news publication, authoritative, in-depth analysis and coverage of the day’s most important homeland security stories.
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Joel Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship

The WSEMA Joel Aggergaard Scholarship Application information can be found here. A $2,000.00 scholarship is awarded.
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2018 Washington State Emergency Management Conference

The 2018 Washington State Emergency Management Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, WA.
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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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