What keeps us motivated at Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization? Knowing that we are connecting with the next wave of change-makers is certainly a major motivation.
On November 8th, we nestled within a collage of various plant vendors at the Waikoloa Plant Sale to distribute Ready, Set, Go! Guides and talk wildfire safety with residents of all ages. The highlight for us was getting to dress-up groups of keiki in wildland firefighter gear and taking Polaroid photos of them that they could then take home and hold onto as a keepsake. The laughter from the kids was contagious - knowing that they would go home with a smile on their face and a few lessons on wildfire safety in mind made the day all worthwhile.
Banner photo: A group of excited, future change-makers put on real wildland firefighter gear.