17. September 2018 - 9:00 till 14:00
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2018 WEPIN Fall Workshop | Northern Quest Casino Conference Center | Monday, 17. September 2018

2018 WEPIN Fall Workshop
Rattlesnake Ridge - An on-going incident of vast potential
Total Solar Eclipse - Playing host to a once in a lifetime event 

Workshop description
Learn how local public information professionals dealt with two very different types of incidents. 
Rattlesnake Ridge - a large hillside near Yakima begins to break away and threaten people and property. 
Solar Eclipse - We knew it was coming for hundreds of years, but how do you prepare for the thousands that came to Oregon to witness it?
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Jeff Pfaff - Captain and PIO, Yakima Fire Department
Horace Ward - Senior Emergency Planner, Yakima Valley OEM
Dave Howe - Battalion Chief, Bend Fire Department, Bend Oregon 

This workshop is for public information officers or other professionals who may be tasked with speaking publicly on behalf of an agency. Please join us for this free and informative workshop, hosted by the Washington Emergency Public Information Network.
To learn more, please contact Kyle Ohashi at WEPINwkshop@

Please include requests for ADA accommodations when registering. Requests should be made prior to September 3, 2018 to allow sufficient time to meet requests.
If you need assistance registering or for more information please contact: Nicole Johnson, washingtonEPIN@gmail.com or (253) 798-2221.

WEPIN is a non-profit organization of public information officers from throughout the state coming together through training, education, and networking. 
To learn more about Washington Emergency Public Information Network, visit