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2018 Armed Forces Day Parade

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kitsap County has been involved with Armed Forces Parade every year for the past 9 years showing our support by walking in the parade. We are proud to walk with all of the military branches, police & firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and etc. The armed forces parade is one of the largest and longest parade in the nation. Saturday May 19th will be the 71st year anniversary that the Armed Forces Parade has been held on a third Saturday in May down town Bremerton. The Sponsor Kitsap Credit Union will have Puget Sound Energy hosting the Heroes’ Barbeque they will be providing free hot dogs, chips, and sodas to every active duty personnel, reserve, retired and veteran service personnel. About 25,000- 40,000 people attend to participate in this parade. People from all over Western Washington, from Oregon to Spokane come out to walk for this parade. Armed Forces Day is about paying tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. The community puts this event on every year, to come together and thank the Military members for their patriotic service and for their support of this country. President Harry S. Truman had established this day as a single holiday. Down by the route of the parade there will be vendor booths that will be providing merchandise and other items at their spaces. SERVPRO of Kitsap County is delighted and eager to walk and greet everyone that has come out to participate & see those being honored for what they have done. For more information on armed forces parade please go to the link down below:

http://www.bremertonchamber.org/pages/ArmedForcesDayParade

Armed Forces Parade

Saturday May 19th,2018

At 10:00am

Downtown Bremerton

2018 Armed Forces Day Parade

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kitsap County has been involved with Armed Forces Parade every year for the past 9 years showing our support by walking in the parade. We are proud to walk with all of the military branches, police & firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and etc. The armed forces parade is one of the largest and longest parade in the nation. Saturday May 19th will be the 71st year anniversary that the Armed Forces Parade has been held on a third Saturday in May down town Bremerton. The Sponsor Kitsap Credit Union will have Puget Sound Energy hosting the Heroes’ Barbeque they will be providing free hot dogs, chips, and sodas to every active duty personnel, reserve, retired and veteran service personnel. About 25,000- 40,000 people attend to participate in this parade. People from all over Western Washington, from Oregon to Spokane come out to walk for this parade. Armed Forces Day is about paying tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. The community puts this event on every year, to come together and thank the Military members for their patriotic service and for their support of this country. President Harry S. Truman had established this day as a single holiday. Down by the route of the parade there will be vendor booths that will be providing merchandise and other items at their spaces. SERVPRO of Kitsap County is delighted and eager to walk and greet everyone that has come out to participate & see those being honored for what they have done. For more information on armed forces parade please go to the link down below:

http://www.bremertonchamber.org/pages/ArmedForcesDayParade

Armed Forces Parade

Saturday May 19th,2018

At 10:00am

Downtown Bremerton

The Furry Family Members Safety

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Now there's an easier way to take care of your furry family members.

The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app includes veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. The app includes videos, interactive quizzes and simple step by step advice for what you need to know and how to act when the event arises that your pet needs you.

Features include:

- Pet profile for storing ID tag information, a photo and medical information.

- Earl warning signs for when to contact a veterinarian.

- An animal hospital locator.

- How to include pets in an emergency preparedness plan.

Here are some important point to remember about your pets preparedness plans.

- Make sure your dogs and cats are wearing securely fastened collars with up to date identification. 

- Prepare a list of contacts (friends, relatives, boarding facilities, animal shelters, or veterinarian) who can care for your animals in an emergency.

- Include your pets in evacuation drills so they become used to entering and traveling in their carriers easily.

- Double check that your pets vaccinations are up to date and keep those records in an easily accessible place.

With these tips and the First Pet Aid app, you and your furry family members will definitely be more prepared for any kind of emergency.

And remember, if the situation isn't safe for you, it definitely isn't safe for them either.

Help at your Fingertips

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

For a property owner, a disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable and then suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time can help minimize property damage as well as inventory of contents loss.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile application provides home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call in yours SERVPRO Franchise Professionals when disaster strikes.

The Ready Plan add is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by SERVPRO, and can be downloaded on your Android, iPhone or tablet.

The application allows both residential and commercial property owners and managers to create an Emergency READY Profile containing critical facility information that can help speed up response time after fire or water damage occurs. In addition to property details, the application tracks prior loss history, utility shut off locations, and key contacts; stores photos of the damage; and integrates local weather forecasts and more, including the address and contact information for the user’s local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals.

Through the application, the user can quickly call their local SERVPRO Franchise Professional or submit an electronic “First Notice of Loss” to the SERVPRO National Call Center setting the wheels of recovery in motion. Rapid response from a disaster cleanup and restoration specialist can help the property owner evaluate options, tart the insurance process and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile app places a convenient preparedness tool right at your fingertips. Disasters are unpredictable and frequently strike without warning. That is why SERVPRO’s Ready Plan mobile app is so valuable. In the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager can reach out for expert help right from the scene, using their cell phones.

For more information on the SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile app and how it can help you be more prepared, contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals.

Building an Emergency Supply Kit

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Building an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferable a NOAA weather radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster.

Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to learn more and be “Ready for whatever happens!”

Tools to Keep You Safe

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

One of the best precautions you can take is to purchase a good quality weather radio. A weather radio is designed to alert you to potentially dangerous weather situations, like an approaching tornado. It allows you to be warned ahead of storms, providing you time to seek shelter. A weather radio is the most reliable source for weather alerts.


Weather radios have many advancements over the years and are very affordable. Most basic weather radios average around $30 and can be programmed to only alert you for the weather alerts you choose. When shopping for a weather radio, look for the following key features:



  • Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear).

  • Specific Area Managing Encoding (SAME) alert programming (alerts when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts for your county).

  • Ease of programming.


If you need help programming your weather radio, you can always contact your local National Weather Service Office or for additional information, including county codes for your state, visit the NOAA Weather Radio website at www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr.


Understanding WEAs


Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, and the National Weather Service. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service. WEA may share:



  • Extreme weather warnings.

  • Local emergencies requiring evacuation of immediate action.

  • AMBER Alerts.

  • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency.


A WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will typically show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.


Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, including how to determine if your mobile device is WEA-capable.

SERVPRO Hosts a Continuing Education Seminar

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Hosts a Continuing Education Seminar 3439 State Highway 3 West, Bremerton, WA. 98312 (360)373-1290

Attention all insurance agents that are looking to gain some credit hours:

SERVPRO of Kitsap County is hosting a free Continuing Education seminar on June 7th, 2016. The class will be held at our very own SERVPRO location in the conference room. The subjects of the seminar will be

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry 
  • Biohazard Cleanup

Each class is worth 2 credit hours, equaling 4 credit hours on the day.

Reegistration begins at 7:30am and the first class will begin at 8am. Each class is 2 hours long.

Class size is limited so please register today by contacting Christina Bigelow or Jennifer Ossman at (360)373-1290

Breakfast will be provided courtesy of The Coffee Oasis!

Come join us for a great day of learning and expanding our knowledge of the restoration industry!!