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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Winter Storm Ready
We are launching a page dedicated to helping residents, business owners, and visitors safely navigate Mercer Island throughout winter storm season. The Winter Storm Ready information page has information about power outages, landslide safety, the City's snow and ice response plan and more.
During major winter weather events, the Winter Storm Ready page will be updated regularly with road closures/openings, City office and facility closures, and more.
Follow this link to the Winter Storm Ready page.
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
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.
Updated Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Feb 26, 2020 - On January 21, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health announced the first case in the United States of novel coronavirus (COVID-19 or nCov-19) in a resident of Snohomish County who had traveled to Wuhan, China recently; the patient was treated ... Read more...
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes
Monday, March 02, 2020Mercer Island's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course for 2020 begins on Monday February 24. 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).
2020 Dates and Classes:
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Mercer Island Radio Operators Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020Please 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...
Ham Radio Class and Exam - General Level
Friday, March 20, 2020Mercer Island Radio Operators (MIRO) are offering general-level Ham Radio 3-day class for the weekend of March 20-22, with the Exam on March 28. The class is free and will be held at the North Fire Station on Mercer Island, however the Exam which is on March 28 has a fee of $15.00.
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