Officials from the Maui Police Department, the Department of Fire and Public Safety, Maui County Emergency Management Agency and Maui Electric Company have been invited to make short presentations and answer questions from the community
Maui, HI â€“ Maui County Council Chair and representative for South Maui, Kelly King, is hosting a public meeting about South Maui fire safety, prevention and mitigation, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6 pm, at St. Theresa Churchâ€™s Stawatz Hall located at 25 W. Lipoa St, Kihei.
The purpose of the meeting is to inform and educate the public on fire hazards, safety and prevention, and provide a venue where the community can ask questions directly of representatives from public safety organizations here on Maui.
Top representatives from MPD, MFD, EMA and MECO have been invited to make presentations about the recent fires on Maui. EMA head administrator Herman Andaya and communications specialist Paul Coe have confirmed they will be participating in the meetings. Police Captain Randy Esperanza also confirmed that a representative from the Kihei Patrol District and/or a representative from the Criminal Investigation Division will share information about the status of open fire investigations.
â€œWe are all concerned about the fires on South Maui and what we can do to prevent additional incidences,â€ Chair King said. â€œThis meeting will be an opportunity to speak with representatives who deal directly with fire safety and management issues.â€
Chair King will open the meeting, followed by short presentations from representatives of the participating organizations. Following the presentations, there will be break-out Q&A sessions, each one facilitated by the respective representative from MPD, MFD, EMA and MECO. â€œI think it is important that the public has access to that information and has an opportunity to ask questions on how we can prevent a catastrophic fire from occurring,â€ Chair King said.
This is a free event and the public is welcome. Questions can be directed to Suzanne Kayian: