The Month of May is Volcano Awareness Month and a good time to mark your calendars for the Great Washington ShakeOut! Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17th*.
Last year the Center and our over 75% (twenty-five) of our SBCTC colleges and members of our SSEM Council partnered with state Emergency Management Division (EMD) and Pierce College’s Homeland Security Emergency Management Degree Program (HSEM) to support the involvement of our community and technical colleges in The Great Washington Shakeout. This is the state’s largest earthquake preparedness drill and helps colleges meet state and federal requirements for preparedness drills and exercises. Forty four Washington colleges and universities reached more than 158,000 participants.
Again this year the HSEM Degree student interns from Pierce College are working with State EMD to support the ShakeOut event which will be held on October 17. We look forward to having even more of our colleges participate in this year’s event. The link to register is below along with additional information.
Register now for the largest drop, cover, and hold drill in history at
May 18, 1980 remains a vivid memory for millions of Washington’s residents as the day that Mount St. Helens propelled volcanic ash skyward to an altitude of 80,000 feet in just 15 minutes. Volcanic ash clouds traveled across our state and around the world, as did the message that Cascade Range volcanoes can erupt. They can disrupt our lives, our state’s economy, and entire regions of our nation. Eruptions in the Cascades have occurred at an average rate of twice per century during the past 4,000 years, and future eruptions are certain. Many of those eruptions, lasting weeks to years, would have caused considerable property damage and loss of life if they had occurred today. The USGS and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network monitor the Washington Cascade volcanoes to detect subtle changes that may herald the next eruption and work closely with local, State and Federal emergency managers to prepare for the next volcanic eruption in Washington.
We invite you to learn more about volcanoes and volcanic hazards in Washington State by visiting the USGS website at http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/ . NEW! Now, you can register to receive regular volcano activity updates and be notified of new activity via the Volcano Notification System (VNS) http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php, and keep informed about USGS-CVO current events at home page HOT STUFF.
This summit is a rare opportunity to connect with peers across jurisdictions and throughout agencies. We know it can be difficult to make time to interface with some of your fellow emergency responders when we all get caught up in the whirlwind of our own projects. The EM Summit is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with past acquaintances and develop a few new relationships. Furthermore, these summits are the ideal setting to engage with top technology leaders on what’s new and what’s needed in the field. Joining us on the stage this year will be leaders from the City of Seattle, the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, and others. You will hear about emerging technologies in preparing for mass casualty events, how experience and innovation are influencing public safety solution development , FirstNet, new video surveillance capabilities, situational awareness in disaster response, next
generation 9-1-1, and much more. This is the event to hear about the top new technologies all in one location. Don’t miss your chance!
The full agenda and more featured speakers can be
I hope that you can join us for this important
event! There is no cost to attend and you can register online here: www.emergencymgmt.com/seattleemsummit/2013/register
For more information contact Marty Pastula, Publisher & Vice President, Emergency Management Media
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When you dial 211, you will be talking to people who are trained information and referral specialists that will guide you to such services as:
*Food & Clothing
*Housing & Temporary Shelter
*Health Clinics & Screening Services
*Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
*Individual & Family Support Groups
*Child Care & Children’s Activities
*Counseling & Addiction Services
Check out 211 online at: www.win211.org
Check out pictures from the Industry Skills Gap Summit on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/COEHSEM
The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), announced by Secretary Napolitano in October 2012, is a new recruitment initiative for exceptional recent graduates. SHP offers professional development and training opportunities for talented entry-level people focused on DHS careers in cybersecurity, information technology, management, emergency management, policy and law.
Check the DHS website at http://www.dhs.gov/job-opportunities-recent-graduates for additional career opportunities.
DHS/FEMA Job Opportunities – from Tracey Batacan, Private Sector Liaison
Job application tips:
- Create a login and profile on www.USAJobs.gov
- Upload your resume, current cover letter, professional certificates as well as your college transcripts
- Update your resume
- Sign up for e-alerts to monitor the progress of your application
Visit DHS Student Programs and Services on the web at www.dhs.gov/student-opportunities. Also, sign up for our e-mail alerts at the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/subscribe-free-e-mail-updates.
Information regarding DHS and FEMA Career Opportunities can be found by visiting www.USAJobs.gov and using the key terms “FEMA” and “DHS”.
E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies
Emmitsburg, MD — You are subscribed to EMI News for FEMA. This following information has recently been updated, and is now available onhttp://training.fema.gov/EMI/
2013-180 – Training Opportunity – E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies-FEMA – DL2
935 – Training Opportunity – E610 Introduction to Instructional Design Methodologies-STATE – DL
This course, Introduction to Instructional System Design (ISD) Methodologies specifically focuses on the ADDIE Instructional Design Model. Systematic and thorough analysis is essential for identifying performance gaps, selecting appropriate interventions, designing, developing and delivering course materials, and evaluating training effectiveness are all elements of successful training programs. This course may require after class work.
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From December 24th through December 28th, Pierce College will be completely closed at both Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup. We will be programming all exterior doors to remain closed in the mornings; you will have no card access. If you come into work for any reason that week, you will need to contact our security department to let you in.
Thank you and have a safe Holiday Season.
253-964-6751 Steilacoom Security
253-840-8481 Puyallup Security
UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING WAITLISTS PROCESSES
Effective Winter Quarter, a new parameter for how students are placed on waitlists has been added.
The following parameters are in place:
A student cannot add his/her name to the waitlist for a class if already enrolled in another section of the same class. For example, if a student is enrolled in ENGL& 101 he cannot add his name to the waitlist for another section of ENGL& 101.
Students are limited to waitlisting 2 classes.
The dates for winter quarter waitlist are:
December 7th: Last day to add name to waitlist
December 14th: Last day to be enrolled from the waitlist
December 17th: Instructor signature accepted for class overloads.