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May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Washington

In Washington, almost a million people live in or near the forest, including many of us in Kitsap County. Are you prepared for wildfire? May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants homeowners to work together to become better prepared for wildfires by reducing the risk on their property and in their neighborhood. Each year, wildland fires consume homes in the wildland-urban interface – [...]

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 [...]

Become a Volunteer

KCDEM needs your help. Volunteers play a vital role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency situation or natural disaster. Volunteer today!

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

Thank you KCDEM volunteers!

April 24, 2024|

It is National Volunteer week, and we'd like to shout out a huge THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Kitsap County has a total of 5,520 volunteers within all of the volunteer programs throughout the [...]

CERT training begins March 20, 2024

March 6, 2024|

The next offering of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Kitsap County starts March 20. This nationally certified training provides community members the opportunity to learn the vital skills and teamwork essential to assist [...]

Severe Weather Shelters open Mar. 5 & 6

March 5, 2024|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted [...]