Governor Announces Firewise


Hawaii officials are looking at preventing disasters like the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century in Lahaina last August. Last week, ahead of what is expected to be a dry, fire-prone season, Governor Josh Green proclaimed May Wildfire Mitigation and Risk Reduction Preparedness Month.  Officials highlighted wildfire preparation efforts, including expanding a network of remote weather stations, approval of a state fire marshal and encouraging neighborhoods to band together to become recognized as “ Firewise ” communities.