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EMC Meeting April 5, 2022 – Meeting Notice, Agenda & Login

EMC Meeting Packet 04.05.2022 (PDF) Emergency Management Council Meeting Agenda & Login for April 5, 2022 Meeting Agenda – April 5, 2022 Start time: 12:00 pm Chair: Joe Deets (Bainbridge Island) 1) Call to Order – Joe Deets 2) Comments of the Chair 3) Approval of Minutes from January 4, 2021 4) Department of Emergency Management Department Updates 5) Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center Updates 6) Good of the Order [...]

Prepare in a Year

prepare in a year: important documentsBefore a disaster happens, make copies of important documents for your go bag such as:

  • Birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, or child custody papers
  • Passport, driver’s license, Social Security card, green card, military service identification
  • Pet ownership paper, identification tags
  • Wills, power of attorney, estate papers
  • Insurance papers for home, renter’s, boat, vehicles
  • Health insurance
  • Take photos or videos of valuables as documentation for insurance claims

Learn more about how to get prepared for a disaster.

Wildfire Preparedness

Follow these tips to help prepare for wildfires:

  • Prepare for a wildfire by maintaining your lawn and removing combustible debris from around your home
  • Use fire resistant materials for construction, renovation, & landscaping to protect your property from a wildfire
  • Don’t use anything (i.e. lawn mowers) that may create sparks outside on dry, windy days
  • Clear area near your home or business of leaves, dead vegetation & other combustible debris to reduce sources of fuel
  • Create three zones of defensible space around your home or business.  Defensible space should be up to 200 feet from a structure.

Learn more about the threat of fires in Kitsap County.

Be Alert!

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 will be closed on:

  • Memorial Day, May 30, 2022

Recent News

Severe Weather Shelters Open March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022|

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Wednesday, March 9. Additionally, special measures are being taken at the shelters to prevent the spread of viruses, including COVID-19. Hours [...]

Anniversary of Nisqually Earthquake

February 28, 2022|

On February 28, 2001, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Puget Sound region, including Kitsap County. The Nisqually earthquake was centered near Olympia and was the most powerful quake residents of Washington state had experienced [...]