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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September is National Preparedness Month
It is easy to become overwhelmed by the thought of disasters and how to prepare for them. The goal of initiatives like National Preparedness Month is to focus – together – on making our families and communities more resilient.
We are sharing information and preparedness tips via the MI Emergency Management Facebook page throughout the month of September. Check back regularly so you can help your family be #PreparedNotScared.
Learn how to be better prepared to respond to a disaster by becoming a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteer. Classes run Monday evenings this fall.
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
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes Monday, September 23, 2019Mercer Island's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course for 2019 begins on Monday September 9. This CERT Course will be held weekly on Monday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the City Hall Emergency Operations Center (9611 SE 36th Street).
2019 Dates and Classes:
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City Staff Earthquake Exercise Monday, October 14, 2019On Monday October 14 from 10AM - 2PM, 2019 the City of Mercer Island will conduct its annual disaster exercise.
The purpose of this exercise is to test the ability of our city staff, volunteers and partners to respond and recover from an emergency that disrupts operations.
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Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill Thursday, October 17, 2019Mercer Island Participating in Washington State’s Largest Earthquake Drill on October 17, 2019 at 10:17 AM
At 10:17 a.m. on Thursday October 17, 2019 thousands of Washingtonians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Washington ShakeOut, our largest earthquake drill ever. Major ... Read more...