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Emergency Preparedness

72-Hour_Emergency_Kit.jpgI've been a volunteer on the Mercer Island Emergency Preparedness Team for two years now and I get asked a lot about how to be prepared in case of an emergency.  I would like to share with you how to be safe,  get supplies and have a plan.  I mean think about it for a second. Where do you spend most of your time? At home, at the office and in your car. Who are you responsible for? Yourself, your kids and your animals. So, where do you go from here? The best way to be safe during and emergency is

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Thank you Josu Tina Jackson!

I am pleased to announce and celebrate today Josu Tina Jackson's first year working with us at Mercer Island Martial Arts. Not only has she approached her work here with love and dedication, she has also improved the quality of our service here at the dojang. She is a friendly and welcoming person. So many have related to me that they always feel great about their interactions with her. Her positive attitude, and respect for everyone is a great representation of our school, and the philosophy w
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Look: Josu Tina Jackson is in the paper!

City preps for the ‘real thing’

Volunteers prepare for the third annual emergency preparedness drill, which took place on Wednesday, Sept. 22. - Photos courtesy of MIPD
Volunteers prepare for the third annual emergency preparedness drill, which took place on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Photos courtesy of MIPD

Mercer Island Reporter City Reporter

Sep 29 2010, 4:59 PM · UPDATED

Emergency drills and preparation are fast becoming a habit for the city of Mercer Island, and it seems that the third time is the charm.

“It was really well done and went much smoother this year,” Emergency Preparedness Officer Jennifer Franklin sai

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Mercer Island is well Prepared

I am a volunteer for the Mercer Island Emergency Preparedness Dept. And yesterday September 22nd was the cities yearly test...in case of a real emergency. We simulated an earthquake with a total shutdown of both bridges, power outages, fires, and even deaths.

It was a real eye opener for me. If an emergency hits, I will be involved at the call center at City Hall. We take the calls, map out where everyone should go to help, open the emergency well, and shelter sites. We will dispatch where polic

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Save,at least, one life this year

Save, at Least, One Life

~ This Year ~

The Escape to Safety Card Game

As a part of our upcoming belt test, we are teaching all of our students how to execute a leadership project called The Escape to Safety Card Game

The game, designed by our friend, martial arts teacher Tom Callos, is already responsible for saving the lives of two boys in California.

Our project requires your child to teach at least 3 other people how to use the game to plan and practice an emergency escape route from one’s

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