Kau Coffee Trail Run & Ohana Day

The hot, hot heat wasn't just a Hawaii Wildfire thing this past weekend. Kau's hot weather didn't deter HWMO's Pablo Beimler and Ilene Grossman from setting-up an informational booth at this year's Kau Coffee Trail Run and Ohana Day event at the Kau Coffee Mill in Pahala. Not to mention, the two HWMO members partook in a 10K and 5K race, respectively, before the informational session, where they handed out dozens of Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guides to local residents.

HWMO rolled out a brand new activity at the event: Keiki Wildland Firefighter Photoshoot. Thanks to donations from fire managers from DOFAW and National Park Service, community members were able to play dress-up in wildland firefighter gear and received a Polaroid photo on the spot as a keepsake. We will be continuing this activity at the next event: the Wiliwili Festival down at the Waikoloa Stables on September 27th!

Banner photo: HWMO's first wildland firefighter photoshoot brought together a whole family!