Mackinac County

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 the 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 & Assistant Emergency Manager
Annex Building – Room 100
100 S. Marley
St. Ignace, MI  49781

Phone: (906) 643-3391
Fax: (906) 643-7964
[email protected]

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 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 can 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 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 your information immediately available to 911 and receive emergency notifications.  Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and is 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 into 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: reply to 67283 “STOP MackinacEAS” to Cancel. MSG & Data Rates May Apply MSG Frequency Varies,” verifying participation in the text alerting system.

Overview of the year 2023 911 Calls For Service

Mackinac County 911 District Board

Mark Wilk, Chairman Manager, Straits Area EMS
Kevin James Chief, City of St. Ignace Police Department
Jodie Kaiser Mackinac County Board of Commissioners
Steve Therrian Straits Area EMS (St. Ignace)
Mike Kasper Mackinac County Emergency Management
Dennis Bradley Mackinac Island
Robert Marchand Chief, Sault Tribe Law Enforcement
Nate Groya Post Commander, Michigan State Police
Nick Montie Chief, City of St. Ignace Fire Department
Ed Wilk Mackinac County Sheriff
Ron Peterka Brevort Twp
Laurie Collier Hendricks Twp
Will Ross, Vice Chairman Clark Twp EMS
Jason St. Onge Chief, Mackinac Island Fire Department

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 before the scheduled meeting date. All meetings will be held accordingly at the St. Ignace Fire Department (618 Chambers Street, St. Ignace) unless otherwise posted.

Tuesday – January 30, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday – March 26, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday – May 28, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday – July 30, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday – September 24, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday – October 22, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday – December 11, 2024 @ 6:00 p.m. 911 & Emergency Management Annual Symposium Location = TBD

Additional 9-1-1 Information & Resources