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This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times..

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Is your property vulnerable to traveling fire embers?



The Ready, Set, Go! Program has useful tips on how to reduce fire ember zones around your property. Check out http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/…/Res…/Resources/EAG%20v8.pdf.

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Got yard work on the list this weekend?



Check out the Ready,Set,Go! homeowner tips for creating defensible space around your home at http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/…/Seasonal%20Resident%20and%…

#FirewiseAlaska #FireAdaptedCommunities #PrepareForWildfire #OnlyYouCanPreventForestFires

Friday, May 24, 2019

Wildland fire season started early; are you prepared?



The Ready, Set, Go! Program has useful preparedness information from creating defensible space to personal action plans. Check out wildlandfireRSG.org for more information.

#FirewiseAlaska #FireAdaptedCommunities #PrepareForWildfire #OnlyYouCanPreventForestFires

Are you prepared for the wildland fire season?



The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with the Peninsula Fire Chiefs, AK Division of Forestry, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and U.S. Forest Service are participating in the Ready, Set, Go! Program, which is a national program designed to inform individuals who live in high risk wildland fire areas how to best prepare themselves and their properties against wildland fire threats.

For more information, visit wildlandfireRSG.org.
#FirewiseAlaska #FireAdaptedCommunities #PrepareForWildfire #OnlyYouCanPreventForestFires

Saturday, April 27, 2019

4:40pm. Last update for the wildland fire in Ninilchik

This is the last update for the wildland fire today in the area of Oil Well/Kingsley/Bluff road in Ninilchik.

 

Fast action earlier today by Ninilchik, Forestry, Anchor Point, and CES fire departments were able to keep the wildland fire from spreading, with evacuations conducted by the Alaska State Troopers.  Forestry reports the size of the fire was approximately 2 1/2 acres in size. No structures were lost. The evacuation order was lifted approximately 3:30pm.

 

The Alaska Division of Forestry reminds homeowners across the Kenai Peninsula to Firewise their property as we begin this wildfire season.  For more information on how you can make your property ready, visit the Firewise Alaska Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/firewisealaska/

Wildland fire evacuation order has been lifted

Update: 3:25pm

The wildland fire evacuation order for the Bluff drive area in Ninilchik has been lifted.

 

Wildland fire off Oilwell road in Ninilchik

A wildland fire is currently ongoing off Oilwell Road in Ninilchik. Forestry and Fire Departments are evacuating threatened homes. Please avoid the area if possible, and be mindful of emergency vehicles and give them the right of way. Anchor Point, CES, KESA, Forestry, and Ninilchik fire departments are on scene.

 

The situation will be updated as details become available.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Emergency Preparedness Event Hosts Something for Everyone This Saturday March 2, 2019



The Community Resiliency Fair is FREE to the public.
Saturday March 2nd 10AM - 2PM
Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna Alaska

State, federal and local agencies, first responders, nonprofits and utilities will host booths to share tips, tools and resources specific to preparedness before, during and after a disaster strikes. 

Got 15 minutes to spare? Attend a "How2" session at the Fair. Topics include building an emergency kit, registering your cellular phone onto the Borough's emergency alert notifications @KPBAlerts, health and wellness resources, and How2 tips on protecting your home before a disaster strikes.

More updates on Facebook @Kenai.Peninsula.Borough
Call 907-262-2097 or Email: oem@kpb.us