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Ten Cooling Centers open July 29 & 30

This period of hot weather which started Tuesday will make heat related illness possible--especially in those people for whom it is difficult to escape the heat. Hot temperatures are now forecast to continue through Saturday and with warmer than normal temperatures on Sunday. On Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 there will be eight Cooling Centers open to Kitsap residents across the county providing relief from the heat. These [...]

Prepare in a Year

Prepping for back-to-school is a great time to ALSO involve kids in preparing for the next emergency.

  • BEFORE an emergency, teach your child how to dial 911
  • Who’s your emergency contact? Make sure the kids know who it is and practice with them.
  • Update school records and discuss emergency contact numbers with kids before they go #BackToSchool
  • Review your school’s plans for tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters
back to school. safely.

Wildfire Preparedness

Before a wildfire happens, take time to:

  • Know what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.
  • Learn your evacuation routes and plan to evacuate if advised by local authorities.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
  • Create a communications plan with your family.

Learn more about the threat of fires in Kitsap County.

Emergency Management Talk

The field of emergency management has tons of abbreviations.  To help, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) has gathered terms used in and around emergency management projects. Use this list to learn more about emergency management and get comfortable around preparedness topics.

Be Alert!

The Kitsap County Alert is an emergency notification system that helps you stay informed about the local hazards and threats that may impact you and your family. To register or update your information, click here. Sign ups are free!

Holiday Closures

KCDEM has no scheduled closures in August.

Recent News

Update for July 31

July 31, 2022|

While warmer than normal temperatures will continue through Sunday, Kitsap County is no longer at the High Risk level on the National Weather Service HeatRisk Index. Public Cooling Centers will not be opened today. Many [...]

Five KCDEM Cooling Centers open July 27

July 29, 2022|

This period of hot weather starting Tuesday will make heat related illness possible--especially in those people for whom it is difficult to escape the heat. Hot temperatures are now forecast to continue through Saturday. Kitsap [...]

Cooling Centers open July 28

July 29, 2022|

This period of hot weather which started Tuesday will make heat related illness possible--especially in those people for whom it is difficult to escape the heat. Hot temperatures are now forecast to continue through Saturday [...]