Mackinac County
Emergency 911

The Mackinac County 911 Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, management and operation of the Mackinac County 911 Final Plan. The Coordinator is under the immediate direction of the Mackinac County 911 District Board and overall direction of the Board of Commissioners. This 911 Coordinator is also responsible for all administrative functions of the 911 program including budget and management of resources.

Bryce Tracy, 911 Coordinator
Annex Building – Room 100
100 S. Marley
St. Ignace, MI  49781

Phone: (906) 643-3391
Fax: (906) 643-7964
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Mackinac County 911 & Emergency Management are closely monitoring the situation.  The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated. Many efforts are ongoing.  Including various coordination planning, and education efforts, providing specific COVID-19 emergency response training and guidance protocols for all emergency first responders, constant collaboration and providing logistical support as needed with our local Medical Health Care Providers are our top priorities right now.

Please stay informed, be prepared, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus for more information and updates specific to Michigan. Don’t forget to sign up for our Smart 911 Program that will help us with vital personal or family information during a medical emergency https://www.smart911.com/

  • Michigan Department of Health & Humans Services (MDHHS) is running a statewide COVID-19 hotline for health questions at 1-888-535-6136.
  • To receive updates directly from the MDHHS, you can sign up for the COVID-19 newsletter online.

The local LMAS Health Department is also a good source for updated and current COVID-19 information https://www.lmasdhd.org/

We are also posting updates to our social media pages:

Mackinac County Smart911 Service

Smart 911 web based browser sign-up

Smart911 allows you to create a safety profile for you or your household that includes any information you want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information.

With Smart911, citizens can link both home and work and other addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to responders in the field for more a detailed, rapid response.  Additional information including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and even emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile.  All information is optional and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include.

Over 75% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones. When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location.  In an emergency, seconds count, particularly if you or your loved ones have medical conditions, or if there is a fire.

Once you register with Smart911 your safety profile follows you.  If you call 911 in any jurisdiction that uses Smart 911 they too will have your safety profile. The system allows you to enter multiple addresses that you may spend time at (cottages, hunting camps, etc.) this will give responders in that area all of your safety information.

We encourage you to create a safety profile for your family to have all of your information immediately available to 911 and to receive emergency notifications.  Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 911 system in the event of an emergency call.

If you’ve already signed up for RAVE Emergency Alerts (See Below) you will need to enable Smart 911 on your RAVE profile.

Mackinac County Emergency Alerting System (EAS), RAVE Alert

Sign Up for Mackinac County Emergency Alerting SystemRegister now for approved Mackinac County, MI emergency communications and other important alert notice information via text message and or email.  Be sure that you are safe and informed to get important alerts to improve your situational awareness about major road closures, weather warnings, and other emergencies that may impact you and your family.

There is NO cost to receive these updates, aside from any texting fees from the participant’s mobile coverage plan.

To opt in to the text alert ONLY system: Text “MackinacEAS” to 67283

Users will receive a reply: “Welcome to the Mackinac County Emergency Alerting System (EAS). Alerts and other important notifications will now come via “text” to your phone.

To opt-out: send a reply message to 67283 “STOP MackinacEAS” to Cancel. MSG & Data Rates May Apply MSG Frequency Varies,” verifying participation in the text alerting system.

Overview of 2019 Calls For Service

Mackinac County 911 District Board

Mark Wilk, Chairman Manager, Straits Area EMS
Tony Brown Chief, City of St. Ignace Police Department
Calvin “Bucky” McPhee Mackinac County Board of Commissioners
Steve Therrian Straits Area EMS (St. Ignace)
Mike Kasper Mackinac County Emergency Management
Sam Barnwell Mackinac Island EMS, Marine Rescue
Dennis Bradley Mackinac Island
Robert Marchand Chief, Sault Tribe Law Enforcement
F/Lt. John Schneider (Post Commander) Michigan State Police, St. Ignace Post
Steven Paquin City of St. Ignace Fire Department
Scott Strait Mackinac County Sheriff
Ron Peterka Brevort Twp
Laurie Collier Hendricks Twp
Will Ross, Vice Chairman Clark Twp EMS

911 District Board Meetings

All meetings are open to the public, and additional agenda items may be brought to the attention of the 911 Coordinator no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting date. All meetings will be held accordingly at the Mackinac County Airport meeting room located at (1120 North State St., St. Ignace) unless otherwise posted.

Tuesday – January 28, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – March 31, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – April 28, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – May 26, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – June 30, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – July 28, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – August 25, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – September 29, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Tuesday – October 27, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Wednesday – December 9, 2020 @ 6:00PM  – 911/Emergency & Management Symposium (Location TBD)


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