Regional partnerships manage emergencies that have an impact larger than Kitsap County. Examples include a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake, tsunamis, wildfires, and pandemics. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with other counties to do the following:
- Exercise regional plans such as Cascadia Rising 2022. This plan prepares the region for a catastrophic earthquake.
- Form Incident Management Organizations to share resources for mass vaccination sites, etc.
- Take part in other joint training activities.
Regional partnerships often include Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason counties as well as the eight Puget Sound counties.