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HOT TOPICS IN HOMELAND SECURITY-EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Washington State 211

National 211 Day and Washington 211’s Advocacy Day

Last year, 2-1-1 answered more than 14.3 million requests for help, on the phone, via text and web chat. #211day
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Perspective: The Governor’s Emergency Management Budget Proposal to the Legislature – January 2019

The Governor’s budget came out in early December and there are some interesting proposals to emergency management activities across the multiple activity areas. Not everything impacting emergency management is within the General Government area, where...
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Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January 2019

Local and state elected officials searching for 2019 New Year’s resolutions to commit to might consider this modest list...
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Confluence News Magazine – December 2018 (2)

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 December (2) edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Confluence News Magazine – Holiday 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 Holiday Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Governor’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget Proposal

Governor Inslee introduced his 2019-21 biennial budget. It contains several items that are important to emergency management.
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You Can Observe a lot by Watching – Emergency Management, Once Removed, December 2018

When one retires, or in my case, semi- retires, Yogi's comment begins to make a lot more sense. When you work in a particularly stressful or responsible job, dealing with emerging issues can limit one's scope, a bit like being stuck in a traffic jam on I-5...
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Confluence News Magazine – December 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 December, 2018 edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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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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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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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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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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