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Community resilience requires the participation of community leaders from all sectors and the public. The local Councils in this registry are committed to strengthening community safety and preparedness through increased civic engagement and to developing goals and strategies tailored to specific community vulnerabilities and population.

Kitsap County Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Mar 4, 2014

Contact Information

Susan May
Volunteer Coordinator/Program Manager
Kitsap County Emergency Managment
911 Carver Street
Bremerton, WA 98312

(360) 307-5871
smay@co.kitsap.wa.us

Sponsoring Organization: Kitsap Co. Dept of Emergency Management

Date Council Established: August 2003

Council Mission:

Provides an opportunity to enhance emergency preparedness in our community. Takes Emergency Preparedness into the communities;
Prepares neighborhoods to work together when disaster strikes;
Develops and supports community cohesion.

Kitsap CC will utilize a three prong approach to CERT, Community Prep.  Neighborhoods, Schools and Businesses!

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Mayor, City/Town Manager, County/Parish Elected Leader
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Public Health Service
  • Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
  • Public School System / School Board
  • Community College / Public Universities
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
The Private Sector
  • Privately Owned Critical Infrastructure (e.g. power, transportation)
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • American Red Cross
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) / Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) / other
  • Volunteer Center
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid
  • Local information on sheltering

Hazard Types

Public Education Materials
  • All-hazards
  • Explosions
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Household Emergencies
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nuclear / Radiological Events
  • Public Health
  • Terrorism
Training/Demonstrations
  • All-hazards
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nuclear / Radiological Events
  • Public Health
  • Terrorism

Locations

Public Education Materials
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Civic / Non-profit Organizations
  • Community events
Training/Demonstrations
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Civic / Non-profit Organizations
  • Community events

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Pet Owners
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • Economic Factors
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Transportation Dependencies
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Building evacuations
  • Sealing a room (aerosol protections)
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Building evacuations
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:www.kitsapdem.org

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education/Outreach Volunteer - Program Name: Kitsap Practices Responsible Emergency Preparedness (K-PREP)
  • Emergency Management - Program Name: KPREP
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: KPREP
  • Pet/Animal Needs Volunteer
  • IT / Communications Volunteer - Program Name: Emergency Management

Approximately 175 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in Wed Apr 26 09:54:59 GMT+00:00 2017.

Approximately 600 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in Wed Apr 26 09:54:59 GMT+00:00 2017.

Volunteer programs support surge capacity through response role.
Surge capacity volunteers are trained in the Incident Command System.
Volunteers have responded to disasters within the Council's area.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

KITSAP (County)