May 2024 proclaimed Wildfire Community Preparedness Month in Hawaii County

  • Source: Big Island Now
  • Published: 05/16/2024 12:00 AM

A month-long initiative aimed at raising awareness, educating the public and encouraging proactive measures to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires around the Big Island is underway. Mayor Mitch Roth officially proclaimed May 2024 as Wildfire Community Preparedness Month in Hawaii County. “Preparedness is something that we can all do for free that will keep our homes, families and communities safe in the event of a wildfire,” said Roth. “We’ve seen how quickly fires can spread, especially with increasingly dry conditions. By doing our part and taking the necessary precautions in and around our homes, we can significantly reduce the spread of wildfires.” All Big Island residents are urged to participate in wildfire preparedness by educating themselves on fire protection resources and learning about the Ready-Set-Go! fire preparedness framework offered by the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization.


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