Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Background

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
Cooper Landing
Diamond Ridge / Fritz Creek / Fox River 
Funny River 
Halibut Cove and Vicinity
Homer / Kachemak
Hope / Sunrise / Summit
Kalifornsky / Kasilof / Cohoe / Clam Gulch
Kenai
Moose Pass / Crown Point / Primrose
Nanwalek
Nikiski / Grey Cliffs / Salamatof
Ninilchik / Ninilchik Forties
Port Graham
Seldovia
Seward (to be developed)
Soldotna / Ridgeway
Sterling
Tyonek / Beluga (to be developed)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

  



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Caribou Hills Fire

In 2007 a fire in the Caribou Hills burned 56,000 acres and destroyed 88 homes and cabins, as well as 109 outbuildings.

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Emergency Operations Center Guide

  Cover 
  Inside Cover
  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 
   
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Address Verification Request

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.

If you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , KPB Addressing Officer, 714-2226.

 

 

All-Hazard Mitigation Plan

  Table of Contents
  Executive Summary
Section 1.0: Introduction
Section 2.0: Flood and Coastal Erosion
Section 3.0: Wildfires
Section 4.0: Earthquakes
Section 5.0: Weather
Section 6.0: Tsunamis & Seiches
Section 7.0: Volcanoes
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
   
  

Project Details

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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    Emergency Management Director

    Scott Walden

    907-262-2097

    Secretary

    Janelle Hames

    907-262-2096

    Administrative Assistant

    Bonnie Hanson

    907-262-2095

    Program Coordinator

    Dan Nelson

    907-262-2098