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Visit the Office of Emergency Management webpage for emergency and disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery information

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. 

 Visit KPB Joint Information Center for multi-agency
coordinated and collective incident specific information.

In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored. Are you prepared? Visit the Disaster Information section of our Office of Emergency Management website.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has developed several plans to assist responders and Incident Management Team operations during emergencies and mitigation plans to lessen or eliminate injuries or fatalities, damages and losses from natural and human-caused hazards. To view these plans please visit the Plans Overview section of the Office of Emergency Management website.

Emergency Management & Preparedness Links

Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Statewide information on preparedness and response to homeland security and emergency management in Alaska.
Plan Ahead for Disasters - Nationwide information on preparedness and response
Ready For Kids - Information for helping youth, parents, and community members prepare and respond to disasters.

 

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is pleased to present two Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes for the fall of 2018. For class schedules visit the Training and Event Calendar.  There is a Seward class in September and a Homer class in October.  Exact class location will be announced. There is no cost or obligation for the course, however space is limited and minimum enrollments are required in order to conduct the course.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has over 15,000 square land miles and is subject to the risk of many natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wildfire, and floods. In addition, there are possibilities of man-made emergencies such as hazardous materials releases.

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 which could take days in a large scale event. 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 - people of all skill levels and physical abilities are welcome.

Beginning as a Community Hall in 1956 serving as the volunteer fire department, Central Emergency Services continued to grow to become the Emergency Service Area for some 32,000 Kenai Peninsula residents.

Interested in becoming a Service Area Board Member? The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk's Office is accepting online applications for select Board appointments.