Fire Task Force

The Molokai Fire Task Force held their quarterly meeting at Kaunakakai Fire Station on May 7. The meeting was attended by all of the major participants including The County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety, The Nature Conservancy, the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Forestry and Wildlife, the Maui County Police Department, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, the Molokai/Lanai Soil and Water Conservation District, Kawela Plantation,  Molokai Ranch and also community members.

The Task Force wants to remind the public that we are moving into wildfire season and it is now time and it is always time to take precautions by clearing overgrown brush and by making a defensible space around your home. Also, they remind landowners who have vacant lots that is near structures that those lots should be cleared so that they are safe from wildfire.

The meeting was facilitated and recorded by Ed Misaki of the TNC and hosted by MFD Captain Hanalei Lindo.

Misaki also informed the Task Force that he has accepted an appointment to the Maui County Fire Commission.

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