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Jan Glarum appointed as Acting Director

At a special meeting of the Emergency Management Council on October 20, Mr. Jan Glarum was appointed as Acting Director of Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM). His appointment is effective immediately. Glarum came to KCDEM three years ago to serve as the Plans, Training and Exercise Officer. He has previously held positions with FEMA, state and local emergency management agencies. In a statement on the KCDEM website, he [...]

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Severe Weather Shelter

Did you know that Kitsap County offers severe weather shelters during extreme cold weather? Learn more about the availability of this service.  Interested in helping at one of the severe weather shelters? Sign-up today to be a volunteer.

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 will close on:

  • December 26 in observance of Christmas

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters open December 5

December 5, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Monday, Dec. 5. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Dec. 1-4

December 1, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open each night from Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except [...]