Crisis, Risk, Emergency and Disaster (CRED) Communications


CRED Communications Flyer Course Description - Crisis, Risk, Emergency, and Disaster (CRED) Communications are distinct yet intrinsically related fields. This course will introduce all of this and examine them as distinct areas that should be viewed and handled differently. It is the aim of this course to explore them as different fields and build appropriate skillsets. The course will provide, not just theoretical arguments, but practical solutions for practitioners charged with public communications in emergencies and disasters. The Fundamentals Course is targeted at non-communications professionals who may be responsible for emergency communications on behalf of an agency or organization.  [...]

Crisis, Risk, Emergency and Disaster (CRED) Communications2021-01-05T19:28:19+00:00

Press Release: December 10, 2020


Dec. 10, 2020 Congratulations to Curry Mayer - New Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Lakewood, WA - The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) would like to congratulate Curry Mayer for her appointment as Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Curry has been a Board member for the CoE-HSEM since 2014 and became Co-Chair of the Board in 2016. She also wrote the first draft of the HSEM Bachelors of Applied Science Degree Statement of Need, which set in motion of the establishment of a BAS degree in HSEM at Pierce [...]

Press Release: December 10, 20202021-01-05T20:03:21+00:00

Mental Wellness and Resiliency Workshop


Mental Wellness and Resiliency: Adjusting to Life and Addressing Challenges During Turbulent Times Registration for this course is free! Feeling fatigued? Are you more impatient than normal? Are you finding it hard to balance working from or just being at home? You're not alone. These are all signs that your mental wellness is being challenged by events around you (e.g., COVID-19, political and civil unrest, significant life change). As we hope for life to go back to “normal”, understanding how uncertainty and dramatic change affects our daily lives can help us to combat stress and other negative impacts. This course will provide an [...]

Mental Wellness and Resiliency Workshop2020-10-05T19:05:26+00:00

Staying emotionally well during the COVID-19 Pandemic


We know this is a trying time for all of us and in these times of so much uncertainty, there can be a lot of stress, anxiety and fear. We are all trying our best to support and work with our wonderful students, which is why it’s even more important for us all to do our part to stay calm and balanced to provide them the support they need from us all right now. That means all of us doing self-care and assuring we are doing our part for our hearts, minds and spirits! We wanted to provide some suggestions [...]

Staying emotionally well during the COVID-19 Pandemic2020-07-13T01:25:21+00:00

Emergency Management Once Removed by Jim Mullen


Jim Mullen has spent three decades in emergency management, including 12 years at the local level as director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management and 8 and a half years as Washington State’s Emergency Management Division Director. Jim retired from state service in March 2013. Jim also served as President of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) from January 2011 to October 2012. He is currently sole proprietor of “EM Northwest Consulting” based in Seattle.

Emergency Management Once Removed by Jim Mullen2020-07-27T01:50:25+00:00

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.

HSEM Center of Excellence – Internship Guidebook2020-07-13T00:02:13+00:00

Congratulations to our Staff and HSEM BAS Degree Graduate Shane Moore


After completing his service in the U.S. Army, Shane decided to use his G.I. Bill to complete his college education and when exploring college degree programs, he discovered that the Homeland Security Emergency Management Degree aligned with his desire to continue serving his nation and community.

Congratulations to our Staff and HSEM BAS Degree Graduate Shane Moore2020-07-13T00:05:22+00:00

Workforce at Pierce College


Our Workforce programs help you get the training and assistance you need to find work or re-enter the workforce. See the programs to find out what might be available to you.

Workforce at Pierce College2020-07-13T01:52:46+00:00
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