Virtual Lectures and Webinars 


Will This Year's Intense Weather Continue Into This Fall and Winter?

This presentation will address changes in our environment and look at the latest seasonal weather predictions as we head into fall and winter.

October 19, 2021 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT

Register via Zoom

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FEMA Emergency Management Institute

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, view the list of active courses.

American Public Health Association

COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series

The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. Visit Covid-19 Conversations to view videos.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:00PM - 12:30 PM ET 

Join FEMA Region 2 Mitigation and National Preparedness Divisions for a webinar on how to expand the reach of mitigation activities by planning for even the spookiest scenarios: Zombie Apocalypse! While zombies are not real, every community faces very real risks from natural hazards that could impact their important cultural resources, including cemeteries. Register at: FEMA Region 2.

Public Lecture Series

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The USGS Public Lecture Series has gone virtual! These monthly talks are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. To view upcoming lectures visit USGS Public Lecture Series. To watch past public talks, visit their multimedia page.


Incorporating Lessons Learned during COVID-19 into Disaster Planning

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Free Registration

What steps can we take to better equip disaster preparedness systems to respond to this ongoing threat and future emergencies? This webinar will bring together perspectives from emergency management, public administration, public health, and disaster science to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how those lessons can inform future planning for emergencies and disasters.

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Volcanic Eruption

Learn about the five active volcanoes in the Washington Cascades, their hazards, and how you can be better prepared for an eruption.

What to Expect When You're Expecting an Earthquake

Webinar with Washington Geological Survey and WA Emergency Management. We will discuss the latest research into faults in Washington state, and what to expect when an earthquake occurs, how to protect yourself when an earthquake/tsunami strikes, and how to get prepared before an earthquake!


Join us for a virtual offering of the Emergency Management Shelter Operations Training. This training is a recommended pre-requisite for the City of Puyallup Emergency Management Shelter Exercise, the "Puyallup Chill Out", that will be conducted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. 

View the City of Puyallup Community Emergency Shelter Program Guide to review policies, procedures, and forms used during a sheltering operation.