The mission of Mercer Island Emergency Management is to prepare for, respond to, and recover from local and regional incidents, and to prepare Mercer Islanders to be self-sufficient for 7 days following a major disaster. We offer a wide range of classes, trainings and certifications to achieve these goals.
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Join Us for the World's Largest Earthquake Drill
On Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 AM, join millions across the globe as we drop, cover, and hold to practice how to be safe during earthquakes.
Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel. City staff will be practicing too!
When an earthquake happens the best thing to do is drop, find cover under a sturdy object like a desk, and hold on. Otherwise...
- If you are in a vehicle, pull over and stop.
- If in bed, stay there and cover your head.
- If outdoors, stay outdoors and move away from buildings, trees, or poles that may topple over. Drop to a kneeling our crouching position to keep from falling over.
- Do not stand in a doorway or run out outside.
- Be prepared for aftershocks.
Sign Up for Alerts
To better serve residents and keep them informed about significant events and emergency situations, Mercer Island is joining ALERT King County. This enhanced service will notify subscribers about potential emergencies via their choice of text, email, and telephone. We highly encourage you to sign up.
Learn more here
Monthly E-Newsletter and Social Media
Subscribe to the MI Emergency Management monthly e-newsletter for preparedness information, upcoming events and trainings, and more! Click here to subscribe
Follow MI Emergency Management on Facebook! Click here to visit the MI Emergency Management Facebook page.
The City of Mercer Island partners with the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Watch coverage of the City's Emergency Preparedness program and volunteers on KING-5 Tv News:
City Manager interview; Lead Volunteer David Uhler interview; Volunteer Sue Robboy interview
- Catastrophes happen. Check these links to see if you are prepared
- Know your Hazards (fact sheets and FAQ on possible events)
- Other languages (click on the flags below):
During emergencies or disasters, you can stay informed by:
Interested in receiving training and serving as a volunteer? Click here to learn more.
Want to Help?
Contact Emergency Manager Jennifer Franklin at 206-275-7905 or email@example.com.
Mercer Island Radio Operators Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019Please join the Mercer Island Radio Operators for training and discussions on ham radio operation. All meetings are held at the North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave SE from 7PM-8:30PM.
All are welcome.
For more information go to the Mercer Island Radio Operators Site at http://miro.cmi... Read more...
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