|Some $2.5 million will help Pohakuloa Training Area make improvements to its firefighting capabilities,|
which will help places as far away as Kaʻū with cooperation through the Big Island Wildfire Group.
Photo from Pohakuloa Fire Department
|A wildfire that closed off parts of Old Mamalahoa|
Highway in the O'okala area through Thursday
night. Photo by Hillary Spencer
Kahele said the federal funding "further demonstrates the DOD’s continuing effort to build key partnerships and resiliency in the communities where they are stationed.” The funds will will be used to construct a new firefighting and conservation warehouse to improve wildfire response and enable the maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles.
|Investment in Pohakuloa Fire Department will help communities|
fight fires as far away as Ka'u in a cooperative agreement between
fire departments around the island. Photo from Pohakuloa Fire Dept.
|See the USGS Video on the current eruption at Kīlauea's Halema'uma'u at |
shortage in English, Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies and in Hawaiian Immersion. Also short on teachers are the subjects of Math, Science and World Languages, including Spanish and Japanese. Enrollees will be assigned to class and field work as well as a teaching residency.