Input sought on wildfire plan

The Kaua‘i Fire Department wants public input on the Kaua‘i Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

The focus of the plan will be to develop strategies for the protection of residents, homes, resources and essential infrastructure from wildfires.

The effort is a collaboration between county, state and federal agencies and the community.

Anyone interested in providing input can attend public informational meetings scheduled as follows:

• June 23, 7 p.m., Waimea Neighborhood Center

• June 24, 7 p.m., Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center

• June 25, 7 p.m., Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center

“We urge the community to let us know what their concerns and priorities are in the prevention of wildfires,” said Kaua‘i Fire Chief Robert Westerman, according to a press release. “Community input is a major component of our plan and is vital to us receiving federal funding for wildfire mitigation projects.”

For more information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, contact Capt. David Bukoski at or call 241-6504 at least three days prior to the meeting.


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