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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
945 AM PDT MON APR 21 2014

...PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE...

THE ANNUAL PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE WILL BE
HELD THIS WEEK FROM APRIL 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH AT THE TACOMA
CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER. OVER 500 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
IN THE PUBLIC...PRIVATE AND NON-PROFIT SECTORS FROM ACROSS THE
NATION WILL PARTICIPATE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAINING SESSIONS.

KEY PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE ADRIANNE HASLET-DAVID WHO LOST HER LEFT
LEG BELOW THE KNEE ONE YEAR AGO WHILE FINISHING THE BOSTON MARATHON
WILL TELL HER INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF RECOVERY INCLUDING RETURNING TO
BALLROOM DANCING ON DANCING WITH THE STARS AND OTHER TV APPEARANCES.
DAVID SANDERSON WAS ON THE MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON AIRCRAFT AND WILL
PRESENT WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT FLIGHT INCLUDING HIS EFFORTS AS THE
LAST ONE OFF THE PLACE. SANDI DOUGHTON...SCIENCE REPORTER FOR THE
SEATTLE TIMES WILL DISCUSS HER RESEARCH ON THE OUTCOMES FROM STRONG
PACIFIC NORTHWEST EARTHQUAKES.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS WILL ADDRESS WEATHER AND FLOODING...VOLCANOES...
THE I-5 SKAGIT RIVER BRIDGE INCIDENT...HEALTH CARE...BUSINESS
CONTINUITY...LANDSLIDES INCLUDING THE OSO EVENT...SUPER-STORM
SANDY...SCHOOLS...CYBERSECURITY...EMERGENCY RESPONSES AND
COMMUNICATIONS...AND MUCH MORE.

THE PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE IS THE LARGEST AND
MOST SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE OF ITS KIND IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA. THE
EVENT PERMITS ALL THOSE WHO PREPARE...RESPOND AND RECOVER FROM
DISASTERS TO MEET AND WORK TOGETHER BEFORE ANY DISASTER EVENT.
PARTNERSHIPS DEVELOPED IN ADVANCE PAY DIVIDENDS FOR INCIDENTS LIKE
THE SR-530 SLIDE NEAR OSO WASHINGTON AS WELL AS MANY OTHER EVENTS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE...VISIT WWW.PIEPC.ORG/ -
IT ALSO INCLUDES A THREE MINUTE INFORMATIONAL VIDEO.

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BUEHNER






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