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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) News
On March 1, King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an Emergency Declaration, enabling County government to take extra steps to fight COVID-19.
The City of Mercer Island continues to closely monitor the situation and has already taken a number of actions. Note that in these matters, the City is following guidance and taking direction from Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC).
2020 Calendar of Events and Trainings Now Available!
Click here to open a downloadable calendar of emergency management events and trainings. Thanks to the generous donation of a Mercer Island resident, the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Department were able to restore many of the community outreach programs cut in 2019.
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
King County Approved For Modified Phase 1 COVID Recovery June 5, 2020 Ė On Wednesday, King County submitted a plan to the WA Department of Health to enter a modified Phase 1 of the Governorís Safe Start COVID recovery plan. Today, the plan was approved, allowing many new activities to take place.
The new phase allows for limited openings of retail busi... Read more...
New Safety Protocols as Limited Staff Return to Work May 28, 2020 - For several months, almost all City staff except essential workers and first responders have been working from home to minimize the spread of coronavirus. All City facilities are still closed to the public and are likely to remain so for several weeks to come, but some maintenance and... Read more...
New King County Public Health Directive to Wear Face Coverings May 11, 2020 - Starting on Monday, May 18, King County residents are directed by the County Health Officer to wear face coverings in most public settings. The directive includes both indoor settings such as grocery stores, retail and other businesses, and also outdoors when itís difficult to maintai... Read more...
*Canceled* Community Point of Distribution and Well Operation Training Friday, June 12, 2020CANCELED - Please join us on Friday, June 12 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm for Community Points of Distribution and Emergency Well Operations Training located at Rotary Park, 4320 88 Ave SE on Mercer Island. This is a great opportunity to learn how to assist your neighbors in a disaster.
All... Read more...
*Canceled* Mercer Island Radio Operators Monthly Meeting Thursday, June 18, 2020Note: June 18 Meeting is canceled
Please 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 O... Read more...
*Canceled* Emergency Preparedness Day Saturday, June 27, 2020This event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency Preparedness Day and MIRO Field Day Join up!
Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 9AM - 4PM at the North End of Luther Burbank Park (2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island).
Field Day is an annual amateur radio event that involves amate... Read more...