KARS works with the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) to provide communication support during emergencies. With KCDEM, KARS has staged equipment throughout Kitsap County. 


Participants in KARS deployments contribute only if: 

  • Their personal safety, family safety, and personal property concerns are addressed first. 
  • Enrollment with KCDEM happens prior to an event. 
  • Advanced training in and understanding of their program happens beforehand. 


KARS members must: 

Training, Classes & Exercises

KARS participates in emergency preparedness exercises such as Cascadia Rising. KARS also participates in quarterly Washington Department of Emergency Management exercises. 

Why Volunteer?

A survey was recently sent to our volunteers asking them why they find it rewarding to donate their time. Some of their comments are below. [...]

KARS Events

Participants in Detecting Domestic and Homegrown Violent Extremism are introduced to the differences between domestic and homegrown violent extremism, indicators of extremist behavior, characteristics of [...]

Cascadia Rising 2022

June 13, 2022 - June 17, 2022

This will be a national-level exercise with thousands of participants across the west coast of the United States and British Columbia, Canada. KCDEM will be [...]

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