First established as the Mercer Island's Civilian Defense Group in 1944, The Mercer Island Fire Department Station 91…More serves as headquarters for responding to all fire and emergency needs.
Led by Fire Chief Chris Tubbs, a native Islander, the department's 28 firefighters respond to an average of 2,300 calls for aid every year. The Fire Department works to educate the public about how to prevent fires and quickly and safely put out the fires when they occur. The Fire Marshal's office conducts safety inspections of all structures and events. Fire personnel are also trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and certified for dive/water rescues.
The Mercer Island Fire Department Station 92 responds to fires and medical emergencies throughout the community,…More primarily on the South End. The "South Station" is home to a staff of three firefighters equipped with one fire engine, one midi fire truck and one aid car. The firefighters are on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
The station is also outfitted with an emergency power generator to maintain services during power outages, which occasionally affect the Island.
Early World Montessori offers pre-school and Kindergarten programs for toddlers and young children with a focus on…More fostering a love of learning. The school is found in a two-story building in a convenient location near Town Center, and a stone's throw from the Mercer Island Fire Department.
Early World Montessori features a low student-to-teacher ratio, a popular summer program including field trips and learning enhancement, and an covered outdoor play structure and activity area at the rear of the building.
It emphasizes the teaching style of Maria Montessori, which emphasizes learning responsbility and independence, creating a nurturing and non-competitive environment and grouping students of various ages together in a "family group" setting.