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.


KPB Alerts testing scheduled for January 24, 2020

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be testing the KPB Alerts system January 24, 2020 beginning at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  During the test, residents will receive an automated phone call to landline and registered mobile phones.  The call will contain a recording indicating that the call was a test and that no action is necessary. 

Residents of the Borough can register their address and phone number(s) online at to receive alerts.  You can also text the letters KPB to 99411 and you will receive a reply with a website link to follow so that you can register.

We welcome your feedback as part of this process.  If you experience any difficulty receiving or understanding the call, or if you successfully received the message, please complete this online comment form by clicking HERE.




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 or to be notified when the next class is scheduled in your area 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 Homer to begin March 23 - April 4, 2020. 

Download flyer for Homer CERT course starting March 23, 2020 Homer CERT flyer 2020


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