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Firewise Success

Saturday, May 1 was Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, a national campaign that encourages people and organizations everywhere to come together on a single day to take action to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks. Paniolo Hale was awarded $500 from State Farm for the removal of stored fuel sources that could potentially ignite due to embers or radiant heat.

Mahalo nui loa to all for making the 2021 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day possible: The Molokai Dispatch and Hawaiian Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) for getting the word out; Paniolo Hale owners for your participation and the Firewise Committee for the many hours that went into organizing this event; Cameron Chemical Corporation (CCC) and Molokai Recycling, Refuse and Landfill for taking care of the materials; and to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm for sponsoring the 2021 Prep Day. Your support is what made this a successful event. Congratulations to all!

The Paniolo Hale Prep Day event took in just under 100 gallons of solid and liquid hazardous waste materials. The majority of the waste will be shipped to Oahu through Cameron Chemical Corporation (CCC) for proper disposal. Unrecorded refuge was taken to Molokai Recycling Center, Landfill and Refuse by individual owners leading up to the event day.

For more information about becoming a Firewise USA Community, please visit hawaiiwildfire.org/firewise-program.

Erin Peyton
Paniolo Hale Firewise USA Lead

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