Meet the Hawaii Wildland firefighters. Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources presents this video look at the men and women who are the first responders for the state’s 3 million acres of forest land.
Like most places, wild fire season is a 12-month season in Hawaii. This largely volunteer force turns out when fire strikes. If the fire gets past them and the limited mutual aid they can rely on, it’s a long plane ride for any additional help to arrive.