Welcome to Central Emergency Services

Central Emergency Services protects approximately 2,200 square miles, providing fire protection, emergency medical services, and fire rescue for approximately 22,000 residents of the Greater Soldotna Area of the Central Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska.


Central Emergency Services is a combination department, consisting of both full time and on-call (part time) employees. Central Emergency Services provides 24 hour staffing at five of the six fire stations it operates. Coverage is provided by three rotating 24-hour platoons.


The Department consists of administrative staff personnel; the Fire Chief, Asst. Chief, Fire Marshal, Asst. Fire Marshal, a Training/Safety Officer and two Administrative Assistants. The suppression personnel consist of shift Captains & Firefighter/Engineers. All career staff are EMT III ACLS or Paramedic level. There are also 30+ On Call (part time) employees, which augment the career staff in providing response to emergencies. All uniformed personnel are Alaska certified Firefighter I.


Central Emergency Services is a Kenai Peninsula Borough Fire Service Area. The Borough Assembly manages the Department through a service area elected advisory board.


The goal of Central Emergency Services is to be the premiere combination department in the State of Alaska.  We focus on providing quality, professional service to our citizens and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of training and education.  We are proud to be ready and willing to serve.  We are truly Prepared for the Worst, Providing the Best.