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.
|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]|
(for residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough only)
Note: Your landline (home) telephone number is already in our system. Please register only cellular phone numbers.
The Kenai Peninsula Rapid Notify system is an excellent tool to provide critical information to residents during emergency events. This tool, often referred to as "reverse 911", can send out recorded voice messages to Kenai Peninsula homes on local phone lines within minutes.
The Rapid Notify system has proven worthwhile in providing flood, fire and tsunami warnings, evacuation and missing persons notices, and many more such events.
Previously the system was only able to contact landline telephone numbers. However, due to increasing popularity and usage of cellular phones, we have found it necessary to include wireless device numbers in our database.
The registration form indicates Home Phone, Work Phone and Cellular Phone but they may be any cellular numbers you wish.
If you are interested in voluntarily registering one or more of your wireless devices with us, click on the Self Registration Portal.
Some frequently asked questions:
Do you already have my phone number?
If you have landline service, the answer is yes. We have both listed and unlisted, business and residential phone numbers within the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Our database is updated by the telephone service provider companies and the Borough's GIS department. If you are in doubt that your phone number is correctly listed, please verify your address.
Is my number safe?
Yes. Your number is only used for emergency notifications and is kept secure. We do not sell or distribute any of your information, nor use it for any purpose not directly related to emergency notification.
Can I have my phone number associated with multiple locations?
Yes. The Rapid Notify system calls phones registered in an area designated by the message sender. The system looks up physical addresses in that designated area and finds the phone numbers registered to those physical addresses.
The registration form indicates Home Phone, Work Phone and Cellular Phone but they may be any numbers you wish. Up to three phone numbers of any kind can be registered to each physical address per email address. You can also register your cell phone number(s) to a different physical address if you do so by registering with a different email address.
Can I register using my Post Office box address?
No. As noted above, the Rapid Notify system is based upon a physical address. The system cannot accept a post office box as an address. A post office serves a large geographical area. If you used the post office as a physical address, the system may send emergency messages to you when the physical address you live at may not be affected, or the system could fail to send a message to you when the area where you live does have an emergency.
You will still have a physical address even if you receive your mail at a post office box. When you register, use your physical address. If you are not sure what that physical address is, you can find that information listed by the name of the owner at the Borough Assessing Dept.'s web site.
If I get a call from Rapid Notify, should I call 911 for more information?
NO. During an emergency, the 911 lines must be kept clear of non-emergency inquires. DO NOT call 911 unless you have a real emergency. Additional information may be available over local radio or television stations, and/or a telephone hot line number may be provided.
Will my telephone get called if the power is out?
If the telephone is connected directly to the phone jack, in other words powered by the phone line, the answer is yes. If it is cordless, it will not unless the base has back-up power, such as from a battery. Cell phones that are registered will continue to work unless the cell phone tower has been affected by the power loss.
If I receive an emergency notification while away from my home, should I go home immediately?
Generally the answer is "No". In most emergencies, people are asked to either stay away from the area or to evacuate the area. Rushing home will make the situation more difficult and dangerous for you and the responding emergency personnel. Follow the directions given on the Rapid Notify message.
|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 Services Area Flood Mitigation Plan|
|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 tp 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.
47140 East Poppy Lane
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-4011
638 East Pioneer Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603
Phone: (907) 235-9820
Fax: (907) 235-8849
2001 Sweatman Drive
Seward, Alaska 99664
Phone: (907) 224-5292
Fax: (907) 224-7492