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Trainings and exercises

Learn more about emergency management trainings and webinars, including our Emergency Operations Center 101 videos.

Washington State Homeland Security Region 6 is defined as the geographical boundaries of King County. Region 6 receives funds to address local terrorism planning, mitigation, response, and recovery issues through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via Washington state. An element of this grant funding is dedicated to the training and exercising of local responders. King County Emergency Management, the local Homeland Security grant managing agency, is tasked with the equitable and appropriate distribution of these funds.

Upcoming trainings

Emergency Management Professionals webinar series

In our webinar series, we share practical strategies, techniques, and procedures for dealing with issues or incidents that may arise during emergencies or disasters. This webinar series will cover a wide variety of issues related to emergency management. These will help our King County partners and partners organizations.

Upcoming webinars

Date Time Webinar topic Registration link
 TBD 1 p.m. Evacuation Procedures and Utilizing Machine Learning Technology Registration link coming soon

Past webinars on Vimeo

Topic Presenters
Fire Season: What to know about State Mobilization, FMAG and King County State Mobilization, FMAG/WA EMD, King County
Trash Talk: Debris Management after Disasters King County Solid Waste Division; Port of Tacoma
Long-Term Disaster Recovery: Re-Engagement and Finding Vitality Kira Mauseth, Ph.D., Co-Lead Behavioral Health Strike Team, WA Dept. of Health
Establishing and Maintaining a COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director, City of Renton; Michelle Theurer, Coordinator, City of Renton
Tohoku Case Study: A Tale of Two Schools(slides) Elyssa Tappero, Tsunami Program Coordinator, WA EMD
The Fusion Center: What it Does and Why it Matters Doug Larm, Regional Lead Analyst, Seattle Police Dept/Washington State Fusion Center
HLS Grants - Past, Present, and Future Jennifer Schaal, WA EMD (retired) and Sierra Wardell, Financial Operations Section Manager, WA EMD
Washington's Volcanoes - Threats and Potential Impacts

Brian Terbush, Earthquake/Volcano Program Coodinator, WA EMD

Discover the Heart of Tribal Emergency Management: Building Meaningful Relationships

Lisa Figueroa, Emergency Manager, Redmond Fire Department

Navigating the Flames: A Six-month Reflection on 2023 Spokane County Wildfire Recovery  Quinn Butler and Zack Gifford, WA EMD and Chandra Fox, Spokane County Emergency Management
 Crowd Talks: Insights into Effective Crowd Management  Tammy Knox, Witt O'Brien
Conversations with a Scientist Understanding the Türkiye Earthquake from a Scientific Lens  Recep ‘Ray’ Cakir, Ph.D., L.G. Geophysicist/Seismologist

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 101 videos

EOC 101: Command Staff


Our thanks to the City of Renton Emergency Management for developing and producing the section chief and unit leader videos.