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May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Washington

In Washington, almost a million people live in or near the forest, including many of us in Kitsap County. Are you prepared for wildfire? May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants homeowners to work together to become better prepared for wildfires by reducing the risk on their property and in their neighborhood. Each year, wildland fires consume homes in the wildland-urban interface – [...]

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are key to making Kitsap County resilient. Learn more about volunteer opportunities:

Focus on Volunteers

COVID-19 testing, MRC volunteer

Hundreds of volunteers at KCDEM made a huge impact by training for disaster response and supporting community outreach.

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 planned closures in April.

Become a Volunteer

KCDEM needs your help. Volunteers play a vital role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency situation or natural disaster. Volunteer today!

Recent News

Thank you KCDEM volunteers!

April 24, 2024|

It is National Volunteer week, and we'd like to shout out a huge THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Kitsap County has a total of 5,520 volunteers within all of the volunteer programs throughout the [...]

CERT training begins March 20, 2024

March 6, 2024|

The next offering of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Kitsap County starts March 20. This nationally certified training provides community members the opportunity to learn the vital skills and teamwork essential to assist [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Mar. 5 & 6

March 5, 2024|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted [...]