Business Continuity Plan

Many threats and hazards could impact businesses and employees in Kitsap County.  Earthquakes are a high risk hazard in this region. But, landslides, flooding, and severe weather are more common. That’s why it’s important that business owners develop a comprehensive emergency plan. This plan should address all hazards. Employers should exercise the plan with their employees to ensure the safety of all.

Make a Plan

The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) recommends that businesses and employees use the following as a starting point to prepare for a workplace emergency:

Planning efforts should use an “all hazards approach” when possible. Create one process that remains relevant to many different threats or hazards. How a specific hazard will impact your business is hard to determine. 

Steps include: 

For more, visit the Washington Department of Emergency Management’s preparedness information for businesses.

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In the event of an emergency, the State of Washington has resources to help businesses recover from a disaster.  Review here.  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has business resources for declared disaster areas.  Review here.


KCDEM holds public programs on emergency preparedness.  Visit our Speakers Bureau to schedule a presentation.  Also, KCDEM holds regular classes on topics of interest to businesses.  See our calendar for details.


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