The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has the primary day-to-day area-wide responsibility for natural and human-caused disaster management, community preparedness and mitigation planning programs and activities. Visitors to our site can view disaster response and mitigation plans, preparedness information, and other important information.  The OEM also coordinates the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program.



Live in the Kenai Peninsula Borough? Want to help during a disaster? No emergency response training, that's ok too! We want to help you get prepared and ready for next disaster!

To sign up for the course complete this CERT sign up form.

During this 28 hour course you will learn the basics about these disaster response skills:

  • Preparedness
  • Fire suppression
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster medical treatment
  • Triage
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism
  • Participate in disaster simulation

The next CERT Basic training course has been scheduled in the Kenai/Soldotna area to begin December 2 through Dec 14, 2019. 

Download flyer for Central Peninsula CERT course starting Dec 2, 2019 -
 Central Peninsula CERT Flyer 2019


Disasters don't prepare but YOU CAN! 

Find out how to get your household prepared by visiting our preparedness page:
Disaster preparedness information


How do you receive your emergency notifications and information?

During an emergency you want to be able to quickly access information such as areas under evacuation. We can help you receive accurate and timely information through our KPB Alerts program.  In order to receive this information on your cell phone you need to complete the registration at .  By registering your cell phone on this site you are able to link your number to one or more physical locations so that you can receive emergency information relevant to your area.

Also, follow KPB Alerts on Facebook and Twitter to receive emergency updates and informaton.


KPB Virtual Joint Information Center:

Twitter:  @KPBAlerts