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News and Events from Washington State

Read about the latest news in homeland security and emergency management from Washington State. Learn about common trends, threats, and emergency situations from the Pacific Northwest. This page will help you learn how to respond to an emergency event.

WASHINGTON STATE NEWS & TRENDS

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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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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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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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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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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Medical Surge and the Role of Urgent Care Centers

In the U.S., approximately 8,100 urgent care centers—medical clinics with expanded hours that are equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life and limb threatening illnesses and injuries—provide care to 30 to 50 patients each per day on average.
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Opportunity scholarships expanded to include technical and community colleges

A generous state scholarship program that helps pay college tuition at four-year schools will soon expand to help students earn professional technical degrees at community and technical colleges.
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Call 211

Answer the Call – 211 for Help with Problems

Problems are a part of life and some are harder to deal with than others. When you can't do it alone and need help you can call 211 and receive assistance. Watch this video to learn more.
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disaster

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Earthquakes can bring mild to violent shaking and can occur anytime, anywhere. This guide can help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before, during, and after an earthquake.
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earthquake scale

6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for ‘The Really Big One’

A devastating earthquake/tsunami combo is predicted in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some tips to help your company be ready if a disaster such as a 9.0 magnitude earthquake were to hit your area.
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The Continuity Excellence Series

The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs. You can earn a certificate as either a Professional Continuity Practitioner (Level I) or Master Continuity Practitioner (Level II).
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Office of the Governor

Greetings from the Governor

I am pleased to congratulate the Homeland Security-Emergency Management Center of Excellence on its 10th anniversary. Washington State is the only state in the nation to codify Centers of Excellence into state statute under the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
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