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$1M to study climate change impacts on defense facilities
December 17, 2014

DemissieRICHLAND, Wash. – Protecting U.S. defense facilities from risks posed by climate change is the focus of research at Washington State University Tri-Cities recently funded through a four-year, $994,000 contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Increase personal safety through self defense
March 3, 2008

PULLMAN – Learn personal risk reduction and self defense techniques from trained professionals at University Recreation’s Self Defense and Personal Safety class March 8 and 9.

The Self Defense and Personal Safety classes are based on RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) curriculum. RAD is a nationally recognized self defense and personal safety course. This two day class will help to develop awareness and skills to act in the presence of a harmful or threatening situation.

Taking a self defense class will not ensure complete safety but can drastically reduce the chance of an incident occurring. University Recreation and various WSU departments encourage the Pullman … » More …

Virtual defense center established at WSU
June 27, 2003

As part of an initiative to improve homeland security, researchers at Washington State University are working with California-based EON Reality Inc. in developing a FIrst Responders’ Simulation and Training (FIRST) Center at the university.The FIRST Center provides a virtual environment in which first responders will conduct realistic “hands-on” training in various aspects of homeland security at a fraction of real-life training cost. This center is designed to train emergency and security personnel and first responders in areas such as handling and disposing of dangerous devices or chemical/biological materials, infrastructure antiterrorist protection, and collaboration environments during emergencies.The importance of simulation for training emergency response personnel has … » More …