Bainbridge Island: We’re On It Together

Mascot Ready Raccoon receiving bulldog kisses from a local fan
Mascot Ready Raccoon receiving doggie kisses from a local fan

Bainbridge Prepares is dedicated to supporting our community through communication and awareness, because when we are all connected and informed, our island thrives

A collaborative blend of individuals, organizations, and local government, Bainbridge Prepares is actively making our island community more resilient through mutual aid among residents. Our shared goal is to become the most resilient town in Washington state.

In the event of a disaster like an earthquake, our brave first responders will be overwhelmed and our neighborhoods will be on their own. That’s when community is vital—neighbors helping neighbors—with everyone sharing the common goal of taking care of each other.

This site is your roadmap to action. Explore the tabs above to learn what disasters our island is likely to experience, what we and our emergency officials have done, and what you can do to prepare. Attend our annual preparedness event at City Hall, listen to this insightful podcast series we did with BARN, and watch this short video series from the Cascadia Rising 2022 event.

Brief PDF describing the benefits of the Bainbrige Prepares Partnership for island residents.Next, read this brief PDF overview of our primary programs to learn more about our Map Your Neighborhood program, how to receive text-based Nixle alerts, and the Top 10 Essentials you’ll want to have on hand to help your loved ones and direct neighbors. You’ll also find out about our Disaster Hub network, K–12 school preparedness plans, and training opportunities we offer throughout the year.

As conscientious citizens, we can learn preparedness skills, build neighborly relations through the Map Your Neighborhood Program, learn about our network of Disaster Hub shelters, or join one of our citizen-led teams.

And if disaster never occurs? Thank goodness; let us continue to enjoy this marvelous island home!

Join your friends and neighbors. Help ensure our island is ready for anything: Sign up for our newsletter and join our ever-growing crew of trained volunteers.