Kingston Prepares had its official kick-off event on November 6, 2019. The presentation was coordinated by a coalition that included Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Citizens Advisory Committee, Kingston – North Kitsap Rotary, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Over 160 attended the 90-minute motivating and inspiring presentation that focused on individual, family and neighborhood preparedness. Keynote speaker Scott James spoke about preparing out of love instead of out of fear. The coalition followed up with a Neighborhood Captains Meeting on January 11, 2020. Twenty-five individuals representing thirteen different neighborhoods attended to gather tools for their efforts. Momentum was building, and more events were planned to support preparedness initiatives in Kingston and beyond — until a different kind of disaster struck. Recognizing that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is still distant and not wanting to set aside the good work that’s already been done, a virtual event has been planned. Attendees will get more valuable information to help them adapt to new conditions and prepare for future disasters large and small. Watch this page for more opportunities, too!
Three Steps to Organizing Your Neighborhood
- Gauge your neighbors’ interest.
The best size for neighborhood organization is between 10 – 20 homes. Gather support for the program before scheduling your first neighborhood meeting.
- Contact Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management or North Kitsap Fire & Rescue to provide neighborhood captains’ contact info, schedule your neighborhood meeting and obtain materials.
- Stay engaged with Kingston Prepares for training opportunities and other resources.
Publications Available for Local Pick-Up
- Two Weeks Ready Brochure
- Map Your Neighborhood Flyer
- Map Your Neighborhood Meeting Reminder/Flyer
- Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Calendar
- Disaster Preparedness Resource List
- Map Your Neighborhood Booklet