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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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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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