• HazMat

Kitsap County has many local and State routes on which hazardous materials and chemicals are transported.  These transportation routes are over land, rail, and waterways, and could impact soil, water, and air if a spill were to occur.  Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, hazardous materials are rated a moderate risk threat.

What is KCDEM doing to address hazardous materials issues?

The Kitsap Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works on hazmat response with:

  • Kitsap Public Health District
  • Department of Public Works
  • First Responder Agencies
  • U. S. Navy
  • U. S. Coast Guard
  • Local responders
  • Tribes
  • Commercial spill response companies
  • Washington Department of Ecology
  • Environmental Protection Agency

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a working group for local hazmat preparedness. The LEPC identifies hazards, and does vulnerability analysis, and risk assessment activities. The work is on behalf of local businesses and government entities.

Disaster Shower Drill

Volunteers work through the checklist in setting up one of the KCDEM disaster shower tents. The shower system can provide heated water showers for emergency workers during times of disaster. For example, after a major [...]

Evacuation Preparedness

  Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. In Kitsap County, some reasons could be wildfires, loss of utilities, landslides and tsunami inundation along the coastline. In some cases, you may [...]

HazMat Events

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