• Mass Casualty

A mass casualty incident (MCI) is when emergency medical services get overwhelmed. This could happen because of the number and/or severity of casualties at one time. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, these incidents are rated a moderate risk threat.

What is KCDEM doing to address Transportation-Mass Casualty Incidents?

The Kitsap Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with local fire districts, the Kitsap County Department of Health & Human Services, and the County Coroner to address MCI.  Projects include: 

  • Maintain the mass casualty plan in coordination with local fire districts
  • Maintain the mass fatality plan in coordination with the county coroner
  • Establish a Family Assistance Center to help families and victims after a MCI. 

Learn more about plans for a Family Assistance Center in the 2021 Family Assistance Center Annex (PDF.) You can also contact KCDEM via email for details.

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Mass Casualty Events