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Reconstitution Planning Workshop – Course: L0549

This course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs. The purpose of the Reconstitution Planning Workshop is to assist Federal department and agency....
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The Passing of Terry Egan – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

The passing of Terry Egan on July 3, 2017 merits special attention. Too often great emergency managers at all levels are relatively unnoticed in life, their contributions to the safety of the public seemingly taken for granted.
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Government Ain’t Easy – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

Most public sector employees are accustomed to hearing that government workers have it easy, compared to their counterparts in the private sector. For example, even casual conversations with parents of your children’s soccer teammates can provide a glimpse into the perceptions held...
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Leave No Victim Behind 2017 Conference

The University of Oregon Police Department and the California Victim Compensation Board are partnering to host a national conference focused on effective collaborative efforts between law enforcement and victim services when responding to victims of a mass violence incident.
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Top 5 Challenges with the Clery Act and Title IX Webinar

In this webinar, Alison Kiss will focus on five key Clery Act challenges, based on years of experience working with colleges and universities throughout the country, addressing specific areas such as timely warning policies, coordination between departments and more.
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Washington State Animal Response Team

WASART (Washington State Animal Response Team) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization that helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations.
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New Water Utility Response On-The-Go App!

The Water Utility Response On-The-Go App consolidates and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency.
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MGT-361 Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions DHS/FEMA-funded Course

This course trains campus administrators and managers, public safety and law enforcement personnel, and other campus and community response partners to effectively manage critical incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary...
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Criminal Justice Core Curriculum Quarterly Meeting And DACUM

CJ DACUM at Big Bend Community College on July 18th or 19th of this year. The days will be used to bring the CJ Program Managers and faculty together to continue our quarterly meetings and discussions on program curriculum for a statewide core curriculum...
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IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly – August 14-18

The IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly will be held in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A, from the 14th to 18th of August, 2017.
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L-380 At the Point of the Spear Leading in Public Health Course

At the Point of the Spear: Leading and preparing emergency response units (DHS CA-002-PREV) is a program that focuses on helping response leaders build more cohesive, adaptive, and resilient teams.
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Until Help Arrives – National Homeland Security Consortium Discussion

The National Homeland Security Consortium and the Federal Emergency Management Agency invite you to participate in a webinar to learn more about FEMA’s initiative You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.
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Emergency Safety Officer Course – UW Center for Education and Research in Construction

This course will familiarize personnel serving as Safety Officers, Assistant Safety Officers, and in other safety-relevant Incident Command System (ICS) roles with physical and psychosocial hazards and stressors that may impact the health and safety of workers and responders...
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U.S. EPA: Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities (Webinar)

The U.S. EPA: Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities Webinar will be held at at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (10:00 AM Pacific Time) on June 7, 2017.
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2017 Washington State Emergency Management Association Conference

The main Conference will be held September 19th, 20th & 21st (Tues., Wed., and Thurs.)
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Developing an Effective OSHA/ WISHA Compliance Program

Developing an Effective OSHA/ WISHA Compliance Program presentation.
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Urgent call to vaccinate horses now for West Nile virus

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible to protect against West Nile virus. “Now is the time to vaccinate for this mosquito-borne disease...
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Disruptive Trends in Public Safety Technology Symposium

Innovations in technology have the potential to revolutionize how first responders accomplish their mission. Join the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region’s Center for Regional Disaster Resilience on May 23 to explore current and emerging technologies used by emergency managers...
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MGT-317 Disaster Management for Public Services Course – Seats Available!

Participants will be introduced to natural and man-made disasters to which public services may be vulnerable. This course also explains emergency planning and management and the regulatory systems, documents, and directives that guide disaster response.
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