The National Weather Service has upgraded the heat risk for parts of Kitsap County on Thursday, August 18. In response, KCDEM has coordinated with community partners to open 10 Cooling Stations.  The temperatures are forecast to drop back to normal levels on Friday, August 19.

Sincere thanks to our community partners at Kitsap Regional Library, The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, and the Salvation Army in Bremerton! The locations are found in the map below.

Salvation Army
832 6th St, Bremerton
Open 2 PM to 5:30 PM (masks required)


Bainbridge Island 
1270 Madison Ave. N.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM.

26159 Dulay Road NE.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM

Little Boston
31980 Little Boston Rd NE.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM 

8067 E Main St.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM

Port Orchard
87 Sidney Ave.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM.

700 NE Lincoln Rd.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM.

Sylvan Way
1301 Sylvan Way.
Thurs 10 AM – 5 PM.
Haselwood Family YMCA
3909 NW Randall Way.
Thurs 5 AM – 10 PM
Bremerton Family YMCA
2261 Homer Jones Dr.
Thurs 5 AM – 10 PM

The decision to activate Cooling Centers is typically made each day in based on the National Weather Service HeatRisk Index. The forecast anticipates temperatures to start cooling on Sunday with temperatures returning to normal on Monday.

To stay safe, be sure to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity during the peak of the heat hours in the mid to late afternoon, and make sure not to leave children or pets in vehicles – even with the window down. Additional safety infomation can be found here along with signs of heat illness.

To promote safety in the workplace Labor & Industry has established new rules for heat and air quality effective June 1. L&I’s Be Heat Smart web page has complete details of the requirements and additional steps employers anworkerscan take to prevent heat-related illnesses.