Emergency preparedness activities are not limited to individual households and businesses. Social service agencies, faith-based organizations, and volunteer groups also play an important role. Groups share needed information and resources with local community members. These groups can also be vital to volunteer efforts during and after an emergency.
Community groups often have reach with members of the population that others don’t. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with local groups to share preparedness information.
KCDEM also works with community organizations to expand local shelter efforts. When cooling stations were needed in the county, local groups were key. Please email KCDEM if your community organization would like to help with future events.