Kauaiʻi Fire Department being trained to assess wildfire risk for property owners

Kaua’i Now
November 6, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

This week the Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization is providing training to “community ambassadors” about how to conduct wildfire risk assessments for Big Island property owners. On Kauaʻi, the Fire Department is undergoing similar training. “They’re hoping to mobilize and inspire communities on that island to become Firewise,” said Nani Barretto, co-executive director of the Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization. These are not your typical home assessors who determine the value of your place, but specially trained people who will conduct free reviews of how safe a property and its structures are from the threat of wildfires. 

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