After visiting a number of schools in Kauai, HWMO hopped on over to Oahu on September 5th for the 5th annual Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Ewa Makai Middle School. Over a thousand people stopped by this year's fair, generating a buzz that did not go unnoticed. Dozens of booths showcasing preparedness tips for various types of emergencies gave proactive families and individuals the chance to prepare early for the next scenario - whether it be hurricanes, flash floods, heart attacks, tsunamis, and...you guessed it, wildfires!
HWMO had a travel-sized version of our usual outreach booth and had hundreds of visitors with the help of Honolulu Fire Department's exciting outreach next door. While HFD held fire extinguisher trainings and smoke alarm education, HWMO's Board of Director Sam Patten and Outreach Coordinator Pablo Beimler spoke to children, parents, teachers, community leaders and anyone else who was interested in learning more about wildfire prevention and preparedness.
A highly successful event with a very diverse crowd, the Ewa Beach Fair proved to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience that will open the door for new outreach opportunities in the area.
Banner Photo: Scores of proactive visitors stopped by the HWMO booth, keeping us busy.