Recent disasters show that planning, training, and preparation are key to handling events. A Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) (PDF) is a guide used by Kitsap County to respond to various the various disasters that could occur here. The Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) develops and maintains the CEMP. KCDEM also assists local cities in the development and maintenance of their CEMPs.
KCDEM coordinates training courses in emergency management, search and rescue, and hazardous materials. Training prepares local emergency responders to deal with disasters and the aftermath. Exercises and drills happen across the county and region.
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How is the plan developed?
Every five years, KCDEM develops a CEMP. KCDEM uses local school districts, military, non-for-profit organizations, city governments, tribes, and various county departments, along with state and federal input. The CEMP promotes sound public policy designed to protect residents, critical facilities, infrastructure, private property, and the environment from area threats and hazards. The CEMP informs county planning at all levels.
The latest CEMP was written in 2020 and can be found here (PDF).