• Wildfire Season
  • Prepare in a Year_ Important Docs
  • Volcano Activity
  • COVID-19

May is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month. One critical component of construction is making buildings stronger by using the latest scientific data. This minimizes the impact the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes. Taking steps to make our buildings stronger during initial construction, along with retrofit measures years later, is called Mitigation. Mitigation is one of the Four Phases of Emergency Management. The International Code Council notes that The National Institute of [...]

Prepare in a Year

prepare in a year: important documentsBefore a disaster happens, make copies of important documents for your go bag such as:

  • Birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, or child custody papers
  • Passport, driver’s license, Social Security card, green card, military service identification
  • Pet ownership paper, identification tags
  • Wills, power of attorney, estate papers
  • Insurance papers for home, renter’s, boat, vehicles
  • Health insurance
  • Take photos or videos of valuables as documentation for insurance claims

Learn more about how to get prepared for a disaster.

Wildfire Preparedness

Follow these tips to help prepare for wildfires:

  • Prepare for a wildfire by maintaining your lawn and removing combustible debris from around your home
  • Use fire resistant materials for construction, renovation, & landscaping to protect your property from a wildfire
  • Don’t use anything (i.e. lawn mowers) that may create sparks outside on dry, windy days
  • Clear area near your home or business of leaves, dead vegetation & other combustible debris to reduce sources of fuel
  • Create three zones of defensible space around your home or business.  Defensible space should be up to 200 feet from a structure.

Learn more about the threat of fires in Kitsap County.

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 be closed on:

  • Memorial Day, May 30, 2022

Recent News

Thank you volunteers!

April 18, 2022|

National Volunteer Month in April celebrates the impact volunteers have on our lives and encourages active volunteerism in generations to come. Over the past two years, hundreds of Emergency Worker volunteers have made a huge [...]

How to report cyber events

April 11, 2022|

Cybersecurity information, including information about cyber events, should be shared as soon as the events are identified. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has recently created a fact sheet to help you report cyber events easily [...]

Winter Weather in April

April 10, 2022|

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for western Kitsap County and parts of eastern Jefferson and Mason Counties from midnight tonight through 11 a.m. Monday morning, April 11. Snow accumulations of [...]

Cascadia Rising 2022

June 13 - June 17

This will be a national-level exercise with thousands of participants across the west coast of the United States and British Columbia, Canada. KCDEM will be [...]

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