Kaua‘i Fire Department seeking $450k to reduce drownings

Courtesy of Kaua‘i Fire Department

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, second from right, welcomes and congratulates several members of the Kaua‘i Fire Department and its Ocean Safety Bureau on their promotions, during a ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda on Feb. 24, 2023.

LIHU‘E — Following five drownings over the course of five months, the Kaua‘i Fire Department is seeking more than $450,000 to increase staffing and coverage for its Ocean Safety Bureau operations.