Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management

August 30, 2011

Partnering with University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) – Homeland Security Educators

University and Agency Partnership Initiative

UAPI Homeland Security Educators’ website.

To access UAPI materials and discussion groups, visit the UAPI website at  Searching for educators, programs, course materials or discussions will prompt you to login with the username and password you used to request access to the program.

Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security

August 19, 2011

Upcoming Webinar: “Threat Assessment & Protective Intelligence Investigations”

Webinar: “Threat Assessment & Protective Intelligence Investigations”

This course from SIGMA Threat Management Associates is for law enforcement, executive protection, and security professionals.

It provides training on how to conduct threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations, for threats or stalking of public officials, public figures, high profile individuals/families, and other identifiable targets. (There is a registration fee.)

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To register and for more information about this and recent Webinars (“Campus Threat Assessment 101” and “Threats and Potential Violence in the Workplace” – each Webinar also to be available on demand after the Webinar date), please visit:

SIGMA Threat Management Associates Web site.




Upcoming Training w/ Pierce County Animal Response Team (PCART)

Fall 2011 Training Opportunities – attached files at bottom

Sept. 7: Pierce County Animal Response Team (PCART) meeting to finalize plans for the training in October.

Oct. 1: Training on how to be part of the Citizen Corps Liaison team in the Emergency Operations Center. (psst…it’s a pretty exciting place to work)

Oct. 15: Fall Training to include separate training for Pierce County Animal Response Team (PCART), Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and Shelter Care Teams (SCT)

Have a good day and hope to see you!

Join the Citizen Corps Council- EOC Liaison Team
2011 Citizen Corps Fall Training, Gig Harbor WA
PCART Restart - Planning for the PCART

Pierce County Emergency Management
Neighborhood Emergency Teams
Citizen Corps Liaison & Community Shelters

Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) 2011 Summit Presentations and Action Items

PNWER 2011 Summit Presentations and Action Items

Presentations from the Summit Working Group sessions have now been posted their website!

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – Electric

Alternative Fuel Vehicles – Natural Gas


Columbia River Treaty Review

Cross Border Livestock Health

Disaster Resilience

Energy I



Invasive Species


Renewable Energy

Sustainable Development – Environment


Trade and Economic Development


Water Policy

  • David Hill, Mike Kelly, Rob Renner, Dan Sheer – Link to Pdf


Mobile Technology for Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards

Mobile Technology for Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (a.k.a. ROVER)

HAZUS User Group Conference Call
16 Aug 2011
Keith Porter (SPA Risk LLC)



HAZUS User Group leaders National HUG Conference Calls Information

Filed under: Emergency Preparedness,General Interest — coe at 4:11 pm

National HUG Conference Calls

HAZUS User Group leaders are encouraged to participate in these calls, which provide an opportunity for you to share resources with other HUG leaders and with FEMA.

To Participate

Please dial Conference Number: 1-570-720-0113, Passcode: 1351813#.


HUG Leadership Calls – Open Discussion on HUG Outreach and Development

September 20, 2011 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time
October 25, 2011 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time
November 15, 2011 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time
December 13, 2011 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

From FEMA – Presidential Policy Directive 8, National Preparedness

Presidential Policy Directive 8

National Preparedness

National Preparedness is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the Nation by preparing for the full range of 21st century risks that threaten national security, including weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, terrorism, pandemics, transnational threats and catastrophic natural disasters.

National preparedness is a shared responsibility. As such, the PPD is designed to facilitate an integrated, all-of-nation/whole community, capabilities-based approach to preparedness. Involving federal partners, state, local and tribal leaders, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, faith based and community organizations ─ and most importantly the general public – is vital to keeping people and communities safe and preventing the loss of life and property when disasters strike.

Implementation of the PPD requires extensive outreach, collaboration and input from stakeholders at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors and also from the public.

FEMA will coordinate closely with our partners throughout the homeland security and emergency management community, the private and non-profit sectors and with the public to implement the requirements included in PPD-8.

August 18, 2011

60 Years! FEMA Training Center Celebrates a Significant Milestone in Emergency Management Training

FEMA Training Center Celebrates a Significant Milestone in Emergency Management Training

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is commemorating 60 years of emergency management training in 2011. EMI is one of several training facilities for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on the grounds of the National Emergency Training Center. Read more…

August 17, 2011

Emergency Management at Edmonds Community College

Emergency Management

Plan Ahead for Your Career

Featured Fall Classes
Sept. 20-Dec.9

Questions? Call 425.640.1877.

Be ready to respond to a natural disaster, public health threat, or other emergency situation. Know what to do, how to direct others, and how to establish systems to help an organization prepare and maintain business functions.

Earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science-T (transfer) Degree in Emergency Management and Business Continuity or complete an Emergency Management certificate in as few as six quarters (18 months). The program provides education and training for those currently in the field, those who are responsible for business continuity, and volunteers who assist during emergency situations. Edmonds Community College’s Emergency Management program is recognized by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

August 16, 2011

The State of Washington has adopted the WSCA contract and has issued a single award to Grainger.


The state of Washington has adopted the WSCA contract and has issued a single award to Grainger. 

The new award is a 6 year contract with the first term ending February 28th, 2014 and a 3 year optional renewal after that.

This new contract was competitively bid and so per the WA State Procurement Manual satisfies multiple bidding requirements.

In an emergency situation when a College needs to purchase items for more than $3,000, rather than being required to go out to bid they can utilize the state contract.


–        State of Wash Site:


–        WSCA 1862



For additional information you can contact Blair Williams, Government Account Manager, at 206-330-1101.

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