HWMO's Ready, Set, Go! message reached a new group on November 5th at Huggo's On the Rocks in Kailua-Kona: the Kona Crime Prevention Committee (KCPC). Thanks to Kona Mauka Rotary Club, HWMO was able to connect with the KCPC and speak about wildfires in Hawaii and about the Ready, Set, Go! program. Following an Officer of the Month tribute to Rueben Pukahi for his heroic efforts in the line of duty, HWMO's Pablo Beimler and Ilene Grossman gave a duo presentation regarding Hawaii's wildfire issues as a lead-in to a future workshop at the Kona Mauka Rotary Club on November 18th. Around thirty members of the KCPC, including HPD Chief Paul Kealoha, ate lunch and listened intently to the talk - many were surprised Hawaii's wildfire issues were so severe. Each member took home a Ready, Set, Go! Hawaii Wildland Fire Action Guide to take the next step towards helping reduce wildfire hazards around their homes and community.
Banner photo: Dozens in attendance for the presentation which took place at Huggo's On the Rocks in Kailua-Kona.