KCDEM, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is providing Extreme Winter Storm Shelter Training on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The training will be held at the Silverdale Community Church, 9982 Silverdale Way NW from 9 a.m. – noon. This training is designed to equip local volunteers with the essential knowledge needed to activate a 24-hour disaster shelter.

If an extreme winter storm is in the forecast (freezing rain or over 12 inches of snow within 24 hours) preventing safe travel on our roads, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will activate a 24-hour disaster shelter before the arrival of the storm while it is still safe to travel. Shelter clients will be provided with bedding and meals until it is safe to travel. This training is open to all KCDEM volunteers and community members interested in becoming a KCDEM volunteer. Register here.

Please note: This training is NOT the standard Severe Weather Shelter training required for KCDEM volunteers to work at the overnight Severe Weather Shelters. 

Extreme Winter Storm Shelter Training flyer