Nighttime Training for Latest Batch of BIEMRs: Photo Gallery

At dusk on Saturday, March 16, twenty-six newly minted Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders gathered in the upper parking lot of Fort Ward Park. Their impending mission was to complete a nighttime training exercise and stress test on the penultimate day of their two-weekend Wilderness First Responder course. The stress part of the exercise was … More Nighttime Training for Latest Batch of BIEMRs: Photo Gallery

Spring 2019 Wilderness First Responder Training

by Clint Pells Bainbridge Island needs you. Our community’s Emergency Management strategy combines the resources of the City of Bainbridge Island, The Bainbridge Island Fire Department, community organizations such as Bainbridge Prepares, and most importantly community volunteers. We need volunteers to complete the Wilderness First Responder training and join the BIEMR Team. As a trained … More Spring 2019 Wilderness First Responder Training

Manzanita Park Mayhem Preps Volunteers for Emergency Response

In Manzanita Park mayhem erupted last Wednesday, October 10, around 7 p.m. Someone hollered, “Bear!” and then shots rang out, followed by man screams. The man, trying to defend himself from the bear, shot himself in the foot and accidentally shot his companion hunter. Meanwhile, two other hunters fell out of a tree, one sustaining … More Manzanita Park Mayhem Preps Volunteers for Emergency Response

October Wilderness First Responder Training

Bainbridge Island needs you. Our community’s Emergency Management strategy combines the resources of the City of Bainbridge Island, The Bainbridge Island Fire Department, community organizations such as Bainbridge Prepares, and most importantly community volunteers. We need volunteers to complete the Wilderness First Responder training and join the BIEMR Team. As a trained Wilderness First Responder … More October Wilderness First Responder Training

Day Two of Three Days of Preparedness

The Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders answered many questions  today, September 29, at the City- and Bainbridge Prepares-sponsored Three Days of Preparedness Expo held at City Hall. Scores of people attended the event to collect emergency information handouts, gather some free emergency supplies provided by Puget Sound Energy, try out the earthquake simulator (which, by … More Day Two of Three Days of Preparedness