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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

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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Highline College – Private Security Academy & Certificate in HSEM

Highline University offers the Private Security Academy and the Certificate in Introduction to Homeland Security. The Private Security Academy (PSA) is designed for individuals either currently employed or seeking employment in private security or other police functions, loss...
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Pierce College

Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM) Degree

Pierce College is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management degree program beginning winter 2017 (January 2017). This leadership and management degree program is part of a guided career pathway designed...
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Resources from the National Disaster Distress Helpline

Collection of some resources from the national Disaster Distress Helpline + additional behavioral health resources to support immediate and long-term recovery following the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL on 6/12/16.
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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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2016: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January, 2016

Later on this year, the people of this country will go to the polls and elect or re-elect mayors, governors, legislators, and of course, a new President of the United States. These elections will pose multiple opportunities and challenges for professional emergency managers...
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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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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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Pierce College

HSEM Campus Safety Conference – June 17, 2015

The 2015 Campus Security, Safety and Emergency Management Conference will be held on June 17, 2015 at Pierce College, Puyallup Campus in the Arts and Allied Health Building (AAH). Learn more and register for the conference.
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FEMA Releases 2015 National Preparedness Report

The Disaster Resource eGUIDE covers what you need to know about FEMA’s 2015 national preparedness report, released on May 28. The fourth version of the report – first released in 2011 and describing progress in building, sustaining and delivering 31 core capabilities.
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WA U District

Washington State Centers of Excellence Earn Exemplary Leadership Award

The directors of Washington State’s Centers of Excellence were awarded the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership award at the Chair Academy’s April International Leadership conference. The award is given to postsecondary education leaders or leadership...
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