HWMO's vision is for the people and places of Hawaii and the Pacific to be wildfire-safe and wildfire-ready.
To serve as a hub of wildfire prevention, mitigation, and planning activities in the Hawaii-Pacific region through proactive, collaborative, and forward-thinking projects.
Scope of Work
HWMO is dedicated to outreach, education and technical assistance, project implementation, and research focused on proactive and collaborative wildfire prevention, mitigation and post-fire recovery in Hawaii and the Pacific.
1. Prevent Wildfires
Increase public awareness of the wildfire issues in Hawaii and the Pacific
Decrease wildfire ignitions (since 99% are human caused)
2. Mitigate Wildfire Impacts
Catalyze and cultivate public and agency action toward wildfire preparedness and protection
Website, informational resources, workshops, technical assistance, training, and other support
Strategically manage vegetative fuels
Fuelbreaks, fire breaks, fuels reduction projects, defensible space, Firewise landscaping, grazing to reduce fuel loads, fuels reduction planning
Develop pre-fire plans to reduce risk and minimize wildfire impacts on communities and natural resources
Support and contribute to increased fire suppression capacity of our firefighting agency partners
Additional water resources, helicopter dip tank installation, training, information
3. Aid Post-Fire Recovery
Support planning, research, and capacity building for rehabilitating post-fire landscapes
4. Provide a collaborative environment among residents, communities, firefighters, decision makers, and natural resource managers to address wildfire management goals collaboratively and proactively
Catalyze, facilitate, unite, and support multi-partners, cross-jurisdictional projects
Be a hub of wildfire-related information, preparedness training, and collaboration for the diversity of stakeholders who live or work in areas at risk of wildfires in Hawaii and the Pacific