Q:  Is my information secure?
A:  Yes, your contact information is stored securely and is only used for the purposes of emergency alerting.  The system uses all standard security safeguards to ensure that your information is not accessible by unauthorized persons, and is not shared with any other entity or agency.

Q:  When will I get alerts?
A:  
Alerts are sent only during urgent situations that may require immediate action to stay safe.  Examples of alerts would be during tsunami warnings, evacuation notices, law enforcement activity, wildfires, missing persons, or any situation where it is essential to get information out quickly.

Q:  What if I already registered my number in the old system?

A:  If your number was previously registered in the Rapid Notify system with a valid address, it was transferred to KPB Alerts.  To ensure you receive alerts, we recommend re-registering to ensure your address is correct.  The system will not contact you twice if there are multiple entries from both systems.

Q:  What is Code Red?
A:  Code Red, a product by a company named OnSolve, is the current vendor for KPB Alerts.  This company manages the technology that actually makes the phone calls and texts messages when an alert is sent.  The terms KPB Alerts and Code Red can be used interchangably.

Q:  How will I receive alerts?
A:  Alerts are sent using telephone calls, text messages, and are posted on social media.  Notifications from the system will show the caller ID of 866-419-5000 and texts will come from 76993.  We recommend programming these numbers into your phone as KPB Alerts.  
You can view alerts using social Media.  Follow KPB Alerts on Facebook and Twitter.

Q:  If I have a landline phone, do I have to register those numbers as well?
A:  Landline phone numbers are already registered in the system, so only cellular phone numbers need to be manually registered on this page.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management is offering ICS-400 training, Advanced ICS for Command & General staff.  This course provides in-depth training for people serving as command and general staff in major incidents.

The class will be held August 21 - 22, 2017 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the KPB EOC, 253 Wilson Lane. in Soldotna.  There is no cost to attend the class, however costs for travel and per diem are the responsibility of the individual or sponsoring organization.

All participants must have the following pre-requisite courses completed at registration and must submit them with the application form:

ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

 

To apply for the class, please use the sign-up form here.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Nelson at dnelson@kpb.us or (907) 262-2098.  Class size is limited, registration closes when the limit is reached or on August 11, 2017.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is pleased to present a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class in Soldotna.

All classes are located at the KPB Emergency Response Center, 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna.  There is no cost or obligation for the course, however space is limited and minimum enrollments are required in order to conduct the course.

CERT training equips individuals to care for themselves and work as a team to care for their neighborhood, school or surrounding community until help arrives. CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities in their own communities. Additional training is available for those who wish to augment their skills and there are many volunteer opportunities for projects to improve community emergency awareness and preparedness.  All materials will be provided, and the course is ability oriented meaning people of all skill levels and physical abilities are welcome.  

Course Schedule:

Monday April 16 6p - 9p: Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday April 17 6p - 9p: Fire/Utility Control

Thursday April 19 6p - 9p: Disaster Medical Pt. 1

Saturday April 21 9a - 5p: Disaster Medical Pt. 2, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization

Monday April 23 6p - 9p: Disaster Psychology

Tuesday April 24 6p - 9p: Terrorism and CERT

Thursday April 26 6p - 9p: Practice and Review

Saturday April 28 9a - 2p: Disaster Simulation

 

Please click here to access the sign up form.  You will receive an email confirmation within 72 hours.

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.

The CWPPs are in the process of revision.  The plans on this site may not have the most recent information or could not be accurate. 

If you need more information please contact our office.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management
907-262-4910 Office
oem@kpb.us

Background

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.

  

Anchor Point / Happy Valley / Nikolaevsk
Cooper Landing
Diamond Ridge / Fritz Creek / Fox River 
Funny River 
Halibut Cove and Vicinity
Homer / Kachemak
Hope / Sunrise / Summit
Kalifornsky / Kasilof / Cohoe / Clam Gulch
Kenai
Moose Pass / Crown Point / Primrose
Nanwalek
Nikiski / Grey Cliffs / Salamatof
Ninilchik / Ninilchik Forties
Port Graham
Seldovia
Seward (to be developed)
Soldotna / Ridgeway
Sterling
Tyonek / Beluga (to be developed)

 

 

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In 2007 a fire in the Caribou Hills burned 56,000 acres and destroyed 88 homes and cabins, as well as 109 outbuildings.

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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.

 

 

Subcategories

Emergency Management Director

Scott Walden

907-262-2097

Secretary

Janelle Hames

907-262-2096

Administrative Assistant

Bonnie Hanson

907-262-2095

Program Coordinator

Vacant

907-262-2098

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