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Jan Glarum appointed as Acting Director

At a special meeting of the Emergency Management Council on October 20, Mr. Jan Glarum was appointed as Acting Director of Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM). His appointment is effective immediately. Glarum came to KCDEM three years ago to serve as the Plans, Training and Exercise Officer. He has previously held positions with FEMA, state and local emergency management agencies. In a statement on the KCDEM website, he [...]

Drop. Cover. Hold on.

Practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake !

Be Cyber Aware

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Cyber Security Month Round-up: Be Cyber Smart

October 31, 2021|0 Comments

While October may be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, one can incorporate these activities any time of the year: • To protect your accounts from getting hacked, implement multi-factor authentication. This will make your accounts 99% less likely to get hacked. • Be sure to update your software regularly. It is okay to turn on automatic updates. • Always think before you click. Many cyber-attacks start with phishing emails. Never click on links or downloads that don’t look familiar to [...]

Stay Informed!

The Kitsap County Alert is an emergency notification system that helps you stay informed about the local hazards and threats that may impact you and your family. To register or update your information, click here. Sign ups are free!

Holiday Closures

KCDEM has no scheduled closures in October.

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters open December 5

December 5, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Monday, Dec. 5. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Dec. 1-4

December 1, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open each night from Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except [...]