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Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 2: In the Field)
May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 2: In the Field)

Wildfire Community Preparedness Month continues with a 2-part ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop hosted by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and HWMO.

The first day, May 13, is in a classroom-style setting at West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center. You will learn the ins and outs of science-based best practices for Firewise yard maintenance, home structure fire-proofing, and family emergency plan creation.

On day 2, May 14, we will be meeting at the 1st Pavilion at Puʻu Ka Pele Lookout in Kokeʻe. We will walk around several cabins in Kokeʻe to put new home ignition zone assessment skills into practice.

All are welcome to these free workshops and you can show up to one or the other, or even better, both!

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Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 1: Classroom)
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kauai ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop (Part 1: Classroom)

  • West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wildfire Community Preparedness Month continues with a 2-part ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop hosted by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and HWMO.

The first day, May 13, is in a classroom-style setting at West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center. You will learn the ins and outs of science-based best practices for Firewise yard maintenance, home structure fire-proofing, and family emergency plan creation.

On day 2, May 14, we will be meeting at the 1st Pavilion at Puʻu Ka Pele Lookout in Kokeʻe. We will walk around several cabins in Kokeʻe to put new home ignition zone assessment skills into practice.

All are welcome to these free workshops and you can show up to one or the other, or even better, both!

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Kaʻū ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Kaʻū ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

In the evening (starting at 6:00 p.m.on Friday, May 10 at the Pahala Plantation House, you can join HWMO and NMOK for a free and family-friendly educational “ReadySetGo!” Wildfire Preparedness Workshop. Participants will learn how to use proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications to protect your family and property from wildfire and to work as a community towards the common goal of fire protection. HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear, achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. Each attendee will also receive a free copy of the ReadySetGo! Hawaii Wildland Fire Action Guide, which can be used as a step-by-step tool for carrying out the recommended actions.

2019 is shaping up to be a busy wildfire year. With a weak El Niño starting to kick in, experts predict wildfire activity will increase due to worsening drought conditions and the enormous vegetative growth from a rainy past several of months. Wildfires are a growing health and safety concern in Kaʻū and throughout the Hawaiian Islands and have impacts to our communities, businesses, infrastructure, watersheds, and cultural and nearshore resources. Recently, two large workshops were held on Hawaiʻi Island to identify key target areas for vegetation management activities to reduce wildfire risk. A significant portion of the participants, who represented various agencies, non-profits, businesses, and community groups highlighted Kaʻū as a top priority district for future wildfire management activities.

On Saturday, May 4, people from across the U.S. will participate in Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, a day to take action to increase wildfire safety in the community. As part of the festivities the following week, Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) and Nā Mamo O Kāwā (NMOK), two non-profit organizations, are teaming-up for a weekend of fun, learning, and action-taking. HWMO is a Waimea-based non-profit dedicated to protecting communities and natural resources across the Hawaiian Islands. Nā Mamo O Kāwā (NMOK) is a Hawaiian non-profit that facilitates the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts. 

The next day, Saturday, May 11, you will have an opportunity to use your new wildfire preparedness knowledge to join a volunteer work day to reduce wildfire hazards and restore the native habitat of Kāwā. The work day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you would like to join, meet at the Northern entrance for Kāwā for sign-in, safety briefing, and opening protocol. Please bring a water bottle, lunch, closed toed shoes, long sleeved T-shirt, and pants. Tools, gloves, water, and light refreshments provided.


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HAWAII ISLAND: New Year’s Firewise Communities Potluck and ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop
Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

HAWAII ISLAND: New Year’s Firewise Communities Potluck and ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

Click above to enlarge or download the flyer as a PDF below.

Click above to enlarge or download the flyer as a PDF below.

Wildfires are a growing health and safety concern all across the state and have many impacts to our communities, businesses, infrastructure, watersheds, and cultural and nearshore resources.

In preparation for an unusually busy January through March for wildfires due to predicted El Niño-related drought conditions, Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, is hosting this free and family-friendly educational “ReadySetGo!” Wildfire Preparedness Workshop.

Learn how to use proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications to protect your family and property from wildfire and to work as a community towards the common goal of fire protection. If you join the workshop and are from a nationally-recognized Firewise Community, your time at the workshop can be counted as volunteer hours towards your community’s wildfire risk reduction investment requirement.

HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear, achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. Each attendee will also receive a free copy of the ReadySetGo! Hawaii Wildland Fire Action Guide, which can be used as a step-by-step tool for carrying out the recommended actions.

As an added bonus and opportunity to meet other proactive community members, HWMO will be hosting a make-your-own-taco potluck for attendees during the event. HWMO will provide tortillas, meat, guacamole, and salsa. Please bring your favorite taco toppings (beans, rice, grilled veggies, cheese, or tomatoes), non-alcoholic beverage, or a creative dish to fit the taco theme.

Delicious food to go along with sharing ideas/updates/partnering opportunities for 2019 to better protect our communities from wildfire? Definitely worth joining us for!

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Hawaii Kai Wildfire Safety Workshop
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Hawaii Kai Wildfire Safety Workshop

Credit: Malia Martin

Credit: Malia Martin

"In recent weeks we have witnessed far too many fires in our community. As we approach summer the risk of property damage or loss of life is increasing. We are bringing in experts from Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization who have helped many communities on the Big Island mitigate their risk to fire damage. Help us plan and prepare our community to prevent the next wildfire.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Trevor OzawaStanley ChangSenator Laura Thielen, Representative Gene Ward."

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ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Waianae
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Waianae

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) will show how proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications can protect property from wildfires. HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear and achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. 

Great way to take part in Wildfire Preparedness Month -- join us at the Waianae Public Library and make sure to take photos and post to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #WildfireReadyHI for a chance to win cool prizes from HWMO, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Starbucks, Fairmont Orchid, and WaveWing surfing fins. 

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Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Tutu's House
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop - Tutu's House

Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guide

Wildfires are a growing health and safety concern all across the state and have many impacts to our communities, businesses, infrastructure, watersheds, and cultural and nearshore resources. In preparation for peak fire season, HWMO will host a Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop at Tutu's House in Waimea on March 14th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use proper landscaping techniques and home structure modifications to protect their property from wildfire and to work as a community towards the common goal of fire protection. HWMO will also share information on how to develop a clear and achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. Each attendee will also receive a free copy of the Ready, Set, Go! Hawaii Wildland Fire Action Guide, that can be used as a step-by-step tool for carrying out the recommended actions. 

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Wiliwili Festival
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Wiliwili Festival

Save the date for this yearʻs Wiliwili Festival. HWMO will be there with a booth with great informational handouts, Kaleo the Pueo giveaways, a Keiki Wildland Firefighter Photo-Shoot, native plant games, and more! Also stay tuned for updates on when we'll be holding a Ready, Set, Go! Workshop at the event.

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Wildfire Preparedness from Mauka to Makai Workshop for Natural Resource Managers
Apr
10
2:00 PM14:00

Wildfire Preparedness from Mauka to Makai Workshop for Natural Resource Managers

  • Waimea Center Conference Room (Upstairs) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn more about wildfire prevention methods and how you can incorporate these strategies into your work and project areas. These wildfire reduction strategies include taking a proactive approach against wildfire to help protect Hawaii’s natural resources, coral reefs, fisheries, water quality and nearshore waters.

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