BP Named Emergency Management Voluntary Organization of the Year

Yesterday, November 14, Scott James (founder of BP), Anne LeSage (City of Bainbridge Island Emergency Coordinator), and Jared Moravec (Bainbridge Island Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief) paid a visit to Savannah, Georgia. They were there at the 70th International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference to pick up an important recognition. The Awards & … More BP Named Emergency Management Voluntary Organization of the Year

First Ever US Vertical Tsunami Evacuation Tower

On Bainbridge Island, we’re recently become aware of our community’s risk for tsunami danger. In July, the Washington State Geological Survey issued the results of a series of simulations that show that a 7.5 earthquake on the Seattle Fault will likely generate tsunamis as high as 32 feet on the Bainbridge coastline within 2 to 3 minutes. … More First Ever US Vertical Tsunami Evacuation Tower

Have You Mapped Your Neighborhood Yet? Here’s What to Do

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) is the program selected by Bainbridge Prepares and its partners—the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) and Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD)—for structuring our community’s preparation for a large-scale emergency. MYN operates on the premise that prepared households can form prepared neighborhoods to provide assistance and support during the early hours and … More Have You Mapped Your Neighborhood Yet? Here’s What to Do

PBS Series “Weathered” Takes a Look at The Big One

“Weathered” is a PBS video podcast on natural disasters. The shows creators recently filmed an episode on The Big One, the anticipated 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The episode examines the likelihood of an earthquake in the next 50 years and uses animations to show what people living in Washington, Oregon, and California … More PBS Series “Weathered” Takes a Look at The Big One