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|
|Diamond Ridge / Fritz Creek / Fox River|
|Halibut Cove and Vicinity|
|Homer / Kachemak|
|Hope / Sunrise / Summit|
|Kalifornsky / Kasilof / Cohoe / Clam Gulch|
|Moose Pass / Crown Point / Primrose|
|Nikiski / Grey Cliffs / Salamatof|
|Ninilchik / Ninilchik Forties|
|Seward (to be developed)|
|Soldotna / Ridgeway|
|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.
|How to Use This Volume, Table of Contents, Glossary|
|Section 1:||Emergency Operations Center|
|Section 2:||Data Collection Management|
|Section 3:||Command Section|
|Section 4:||Operations Section|
|Section 5:||Planning Section|
|Section 6:||Logistics Section|
|Section 7:||Finance Section|
|Section 8:||Community Services Section|
|Section 9:||Incident Action Plan|
|Section 10:||Resource Ordering Process|
|Section 11:||ICS Forms|
|Section 12:||Organizing for Special Incidents|
|Download the entire guide in .zip format [Word 1MB] [.pdf 2 MB]|
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.
|Table of Contents|
|Section 2.0:||Flood and Coastal Erosion|
|Section 6.0:||Tsunamis & Seiches|
|Section 8.0:||Snow Avalanches|
|Section 9.0:||Human-Caused Hazards|
|Annex A:||City of Homer All Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex B:||City of Kachemak All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex C:||City of Kenai All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex D:||City of Seldovia All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex E:||City of Seward All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex F:||City of Soldotna All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
|Annex G:||Port Graham Village Flood Mitigation Plan|
|Annex H:||All Lands / All Hands Action Plan|
|Annex I:||Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area Flood Mitigation Plan|
|SBCFSA Flood Mitigation Plan Appendix K: Combined Maps|
|Appendix A:||Literature Cited|
|Appendix B:||Public Participation Process|
|Appendix C:||Glossary of Terms|
|Appendix D:||List of Acronyms|
|Appendix E:||KPB OEM Hazard Analysis Method|
|Appendix F:||Snow and Skilak Glacier-Dammed Lake Information|
|Appendix G:||Completed FEMA Crosswalk|
|Appendix H:||Plan Contributors|
|Appendix I:||Flood Forecasting and Stream Gage Program|
|Appendix J:||State Project Prioritization and FEMA Cost Benefit Analysis|
|Appendix K:||Plan Adoption Documentation|
|Appendix L:||Plan Modifications from 2004 Plan|
|Appendix M:||Incorporations of AHMP into other plans|
|Appendix N:||Revisions to 2004 All-Hazard Mitigation Plan|
Hazard Mitigation vs. Emergency Response. Emergency response typically involves well-practiced, coordinated efforts to save lives and property following a disaster. Hazard mitigation is intended to reduce community and individual vulnerability to, as well as the economic and emotional costs of, hazards before they occur. Ideally, communities have both types of plans in place.
Background. The KPB has worked with Peninsula cities to develop the final draft of a multi-jurisdictional mitigation plan.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made funding available to examine pre-disaster hazard mitigation in the United States. Alaska engaged in this effort at the city, borough and state-wide levels. Information gathered from the incorporated cities within borough boundaries has been incorporated into the KPB and the State of Alaska mitigation strategies. The plan will be evaluated and updated every five years or within one year of a disaster event that significantly affects the KPB community.
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