We had the privilege of speaking to multiple media sources including KHON, KITV, Hawaii News Now, and Honolulu Star Advertiser at a media event on May 27th organized by our partners from Honolulu Fire Department. Representatives from HFD, Honolulu Police Department, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, National Weather Service, UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension, and Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization worked together to stress the importance of wildfire prevention and taking necessary steps to protect the home and family from fire.
It has already been a busy wildfire season for Oahu, with 4 brush fires burning last Saturday alone (one of which threatened homes near Makakilo).
Wildfire season is year round in Hawaii, but this is peak season and it looks like it will be a long, active one.
Kaleo the Pueo is helping us get the word across, especially to our youth, about the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. We were able to showcase Kaleo to the media at an information booth at the event.
Check out the media's coverage of the event here: