Dealing with wildfires in Hawaii takes a collective effort. 
Thankfully there are proactive and passionate people like you who want to help.
Here are some great ways to take action!

 

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We are a small non-profit made up of 5 passionate staff members who are charged with serving the entire State of Hawaii. We are able to get amazing projects done due to our extensive partnerships and grant opportunities, but we are constantly searching for ways to keep our operations going and expanding our project list. By donating to HWMO, you can help keep our flame alive.  


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Help us get the word out about Hawaii's wildfire issues and about your stories and successes in dealing with wildfire in your community. Let's spread the message like wildfire! 

Videos

There's no better way to get to know our organization than interacting with us face-to-face. The next best thing: watching us in action on YouTube! Make sure to share with your friends and family!

In 2016, Maui had its worst wildfire season in many years. With barely any vegetation left in the burned areas to hold down silty soils, a mid-September storm rained down on the burned lands and carried trash and debris through our watersheds and out into the ocean.

Share this video with your friends, 'ohana, coworkers and everyone else you know who cares about our oceans.

And remember to share the message: 
PREVENT WILDFIRES TO PROTECT OUR OCEAN

Maps and Other Resources

Share our free maps and informational brochures, handouts, and guides with your friends, families, neighbors, and anyone else who comes to mind.

You can print them out or share them via social media. 

Or better yet, both!


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Ready, Set, Go! Photo of the Month

Submit a photo of you and/or your family, friends, or neighbors reducing the wildfire risk in, on, and around your home. We will post our favorite right on the homepage for a month. 

You can send the pic to: admin@hawaiiwildfire.org

Please make sure the file is no larger than 1MB to avoid any technical troubles. Also, provide a short one-sentence caption describing the photo. 


Protect Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary. Create a peace of mind for you and your family by taking these steps toward reducing wildfire risk and forming a solid emergency plan.

Scan through our Resources Library.

You'll find information on everything from equipment safety, home drills, parental guides, Firewise landscaping, and more. 

 

 

 

Download a copy of the guide on the right that will take you through every step of wildfire planning in and around the home before a wildfire and what you should do if a wildfire is in your area. If you'd like a free, shiny hard-copy of the guide, you can stop by our office in Kamuela or one of your local fire stations. 


Defensible Space Home Assessments

We provide an incredible and unique service that will help you better understand the wildfire hazards around and on your home. Per your request, we can send a highly trained member of our staff to perform a home assessment and offer solutions to help reduce those wildfire hazards.


Protect Your Community

Everything is easier when more people are involved. You don't need to feel alone in your quest to reduce wildfire risk in your neighborhood. Here are some ways to come together with your neighbors. Power in numbers!

Community Fuels Reduction Days

Now's the time to reach out to your neighbors and organize a community fuels reduction project (free chipper days, tree services, etc.) Contact us for help coordinating and designing the project! 

Hundreds of communities across the nation have been recognized as a Firewise Community as a way to create a formal process for reducing wildfire hazards in the area and an increased sense of community and safety. Contact us for more information on how to get the ball rolling for your community. We have the funding to get you started!

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Become a Firewise Community

Hundreds of communities across the nation have been recognized as a Firewise Community as a way to create a formal process for reducing wildfire hazards in the area and an increased sense of community and safety. Contact us for more information on how to get the ball rolling for your community. We have the funding to get you started!


Attend an Event

There are a number of ways for you to get involved with our team, including volunteering at our Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park, joining our Wildfire Preparedness Workshops, visiting our booth for face-to-face talk story about wildfires, and much more.

 

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