CERT Class Sign Up
The next offering of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered from September 28 - October 3 in Homer. This program teaches people from all walks of life the basic skills required to help themselves, neighbors, and their community in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
All classes will be held at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, Pioneer Ave. and Bartlett St. Homer. There is no cost or obligation for the course, however space is limited and minimum enrollments are required in order to conduct the course.
All materials will be provided, and the course is ability oriented which means people of all skill levels and physical abilities are welcome. Minimum age is 13 years old with parent or guardian consent.
Monday September 28 6p - 10p: Welcome, Administration, Disaster Preparedness
Tuesday September 29 6p - 10p: Fire/Utility Control, Disaster Medical Pt 1.
Wednesday September 30 6p - 10p: Disaster Medical Part 2, Light Search & Rescue
Thursday October 1 6p-10p: Team Organization
Friday October 2 6p - 10p: Disaster Psychology
Saturday October 3 9am - 3pm: Exercise
Please click here to access the sign up form. You will receive an email confirmation with 48 hours.
Evacuation Advisories in progress
The Pollard subdivision and Funny River Road area (Milepost 7 to the end, including Salmon Run Drive vicinity) have evacuation advisories in effect. This advisory is due to erratic fire behavior conditions that may trigger an evacuation notice or order within the next 12 to 24 hours.
5/25/14: The advisories continue to be in effect.
There is no evacuation order at this time, only an advisory to be prepared.
If conditions change, an order to evacuate will be announced and instructions provided of where to go, or the warning will be canceled.
Please be prepared to leave immediately in the event an evacuation is initiated.
Residents should prepare now by having essential supplies such as medication and important papers, provisions for pets, and a plan for alternate shelter.
Community Wildfire Protection Plans
In accordance with the direction of the 2003 Healthy Forest Restoration Act, the Kenai Peninsula Interagency All Lands / All Hands Action Plan places a priority on working collaboratively with communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) and emphasizes the need for the communities on the Kenai Peninsula to complete Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs). These CWPPs give local community members an opportunity to consider WUI boundaries around their community for themselves, identify and prioritize hazard fuel reduction projects, and to recommend measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the at-risk community.
A CWPP helps a community develop, clarify and refine its priorities for protection of life and property and critical infrastructure in the wildland urban interface. The CWPP brings together diverse local interests with a large base of knowledge to discuss their mutual concerns for public safety, community sustainability and natural resources. It offers a positive, solution-oriented environment in which to address challenges such as: local firefighting capability, the need for defensible space around homes and subdivisions, and where and how to prioritize land management - on both federal and non-federal land.
A CWPP can be used by FireWise program working groups, individual homeowners, fire departments, fire management personnel in natural resource agencies, and others involved in wildfire planning and mitigation efforts. Guidelines for the creation of a CWPP are outlined in Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan: A Handbook for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities.
Address Verification Request
ADDRESS VERIFICATION REQUEST for Kenai Peninsula Borough Residents
In an effort to provide emergency responders with the most current and correct address information we are asking for your cooperation.
The technology exists which presents the street (physical) address and phone number data immediately to the 911 operator. The 911 operator is trained to confirm and verify the phone number and address for EVERY call received. It is vitally important you accommodate their questions - if a dispatcher has to assume the information is correct, when in fact it's erroneous, delays could result when emergency vehicles respond to the wrong location.
Please submit the following form and we will verify that you have the correct address.
We recommend that you post your street address near your telephone. You may know it but someone else may need to call 911. Educate your family about the importance of knowing your street address.
It is also recommended that you post your street address on your house, or if your house is not visible from the road, next to your driveway. Reflective letters of at least three inches are preferred. Do not assume that previously posted numbers are correct. The Borough can provide you with a sign for a $20 fee. Please complete the Sign and Address Number Request Form to request a sign.
If you have any questions please contact Carrie Henson, KPB Addressing Officer, 714-2226.