Above: Communities at Risk Assessment map for all the major Hawaiian Islands.

Communities at Risk Assessment

Many communities in Hawaii are at high risk of wildfire due to unmitigated fuels, limited community engagement, insufficient water and firefighting resources, and under addressed pre- and post-fire planning and preparedness. 

In line with its mission to protect communities and natural resources from wildfire through planning, mitigation, and education, HWMO has conducted hazard assessments for every community in the state.  These assessments, coupled with the overall Communities At Risk From Wildfire Map update, will enable a more thorough understanding of wildfire hazards that can be addressed by communities, decision makers, fire responders, and natural resource managers.