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HWMO to hold Community Wildfire Preparedness Workshops

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, a non-profit organization based in Waimea, will be hosting a series of free community wildfire preparedness workshops in some of the most fire-prone areas of Hawaii Island. On July 23, HWMO will offer a workshop at the Waikoloa Community Association Community Room at 6 p.m., and on July 29 at the Thelma Parker Memorial Library, also at 6 p.m.

Those who attend will learn about Hawaii’s wildfire issues and how they can mitigate those issues through proper home landscaping techniques and home structure modifications. They will also learn about how to develop a clear and achievable family emergency plan, what actions to take during a wildfire, and proper evacuation procedures. HWMO makes each workshop a fun, interactive, and casual event for the whole family. Each family 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. HWMO will also be holding a raffle at the end of each workshop.

For more information, contact Pablo Beimler at 885-0900 or email pablo@hawaiiwildfire.org.