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moderate riskwide impactAn epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. Pandemics are epidemics that have reached global proportions. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, Kitsap County is vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, epidemics are rated a moderate risk threat.

What is KCDEM doing to address epidemics?

bigfootKitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with the Kitsap Public Health District and others during pandemics.  Projects include: 

  • Establish an Emergency Operations Center (EOC.) The EOC coordinates efforts and puts resources towards the most urgent problems. An EOC can be local or regional.
  • Activate volunteer programs to assist.
  • Form a critical supply chain for equipment, supplies, and services.
  • Secure funding.
  • Coordinate regional efforts via an Incident Management Organization.

Volunteers Make a Difference

A volunteer appreciation event was held at the KCDEM Staging area December 15th to recognize volunteers who have given so much to the COVID-19 response [...]

Why Volunteer?

A survey was recently sent to our volunteers asking them why they find it rewarding to donate their time. Some of their comments are below. [...]

Epidemic Events

Incident Command System 300 Course Offering

December 5 @ 8:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm

Jan Glarum and Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management are offering ICS - 300. This course provides training for personnel who may work within advanced applications of the incident management system on a complex incident, [...]

Check for upcoming events

January 3, 2030 @ 8:00 am

Find information on upcoming events here.

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