MIFD receives five defibrillators/ City briefs

The Mercer Island Fire Department has five new automated external defibrillators in service at no cost to the city because of a partnership that Deputy Fire Chief Doug McDonald formed with King County Emergency Medical Service. The total value of the contribution was $15,000.

* The city will hold a second proposed Bike Skills Area (BSA) community engagement meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. The online meeting will feature a presentation by the consultant team and city staff and include breakout sessions. For more information, visit https://letstalk.mercergov.org/bike-skills-area-design. Deane’s Children’s Park is the proposed BSA location.

* Upcoming hybrid January meetings include: City Council (5 p.m. on Jan. 17); Arts Council (5:30 p.m. on Jan. 18); Open Space Conservancy Trust Board (5 p.m. on Jan. 19); and Planning Commission (6 p.m. on Jan. 25). For viewing information, visit https://www.mercerisland.gov/.

* In an upcoming service event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers are invited to help restore part of the Lake Washington shoreline at Luther Burbank Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 21. Participants will spread mulch to improve soil health on an old trail and creating ivy rings around large canopy trees that shade and protect the shoreline. To register, visit: https://volunteersignup.org/94YKY.