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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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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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