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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-275-7905
Contact: Jennifer Franklin, Emergency Manager
Email: jennifer.franklin@. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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City of Mercer Island / Emergency Management

Emergency Management

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 Drill10.17_ShakeOut

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.
Learn tips on how to get "2-Weeks Ready" and craft your own emergency kits. For more information on the Shake Out or to register an event visit


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

MI EM Monthly E-Newsletter

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.

Be Prepared!

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):    






Stay Informed!

During emergencies or disasters, you can stay informed by:  

Want to Help?

Interested in receiving training and serving as a volunteer? Click here to learn more.


Contact Emergency Manager Jennifer Franklin at 206-275-7905 or


Calendar Events
Mercer Island Radio Operators Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2019
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 Operators Site at http://miro.cmi...  Read more... 
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