This past August, Fairmont Orchid, along with numerous other businesses and communities, was threatened by a 4,000-plus-acre wildfire in Kawaihae. The close call was a stark reminder of the power of wildfires and the importance of preparing and planning for them.
On November 12th, HWMO's Pablo Beimler traveled to the South Kohala coastline to set up an outreach booth at this year's Fairmont Orchid Health and Safety Fair. Over a hundred employees of the hotel partook in the event's festivities including a delicious complimentary meal served by the excellent chefs of the Orchid. Each employee also could had the chance to win a free overnight package deal and other prizes, the one requirement being a visit to at least fifteen of the information booths at the event. The HWMO booth stayed busy throughout the event. We shared Ready, Set, Go! Action Guides and new Firewise native plant bookmarks, among other giveaways. Two lucky drawing winners walked away with a Kaleo the Pueo hat or T-shirt.
We thank all of the employees who stopped by and will hopefully share what they've learned with their family and community. Big mahalo to Fairmont Orchid for inviting us!