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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 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers of all skill levels about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities of the communities within the KPB to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced. This training is free to participants.

This class is a 30 hour course. There is no cost for course or obligation to volunteer after the course, however space is limited and minimum enrollments are required in order to conduct the course.

During a disaster we need people to help by staffing shelters, call centers, door to door evacuations, search and rescue, triage, documentation just to name a few ways you can participate and help! If you are willing, we need your help.

If you would like to participate in the CERT training program please visit the website at CERT Home Page for upcoming training sessions or contact Paul McBride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (907)262-2097

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.