I'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
City preps for the ‘real thing’
Photos courtesy of MIPD
By JENNY MANNING
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
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
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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