Fire Research Institute Library

A not-for-profit organization with 80,000 citations for books, journal articles, videos, training manuals, dissertations, news reports, and other material on wildland fire. Moreover, the collection includes citations relevant to Hawaii and the Pacific. Contact the administrator, Jason Greenlee, for PDFs of non-copyrighted material

Fire Prediction in Hawaii

Slideshow presentation by Francis M. Fujioka (U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) on fire weather, danger, and behavior prediction in Hawaii. The presentation includes information on the history of the Hawaii fire danger rating, the current Hawaii Fire Danger Rating System, fire weather modeling, and fire behavior prediction for Hawaii.

Hawaii County Civil Defense

"The role of the Civil Defense Agency is to direct and coordinate the development and administration of the County’s total emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when natural or man-caused disaster threatens or occurs anywhere in the County of Hawai‘i."

Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

HWMO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization "dedicated to education, outreach and technical assistance, project implementation, and research focused on wildfire prevention, mitigation and post-fire recovery in Hawaii and the Pacific." Website includes resources for Citizens, Educators, First Responders, Decision Makers, Fire Scientists, and Resource Managers. HWMO also offers a wide-range of its own unique products that are useful for all of the groups mentioned above.

Honolulu Department of Emergency Management

"The department’s primary functions are to develop, prepare for and assist in the implementation of emergency management plans and programs that protect and promote the public’s health, safety and welfare—before, during and after an emergency or disaster."

Kauai Civil Defense

"The Kauai Civil Defense Agency has the responsibility for administering and operating the various local, State and Federal civil defense programs for the County. This includes planning, preparing, and coordinating civil defense operations in meeting disaster situations and coordinating post-disaster recovery operations involving State and/or Federal assistance."

Maui County Civil Defense

"The Maui County Civil Defense Agency is responsible for administering and operating the various local, state, and federal civil defense programs for the County. This includes planning, preparing, and coordinating civil defense operations in meeting disaster situations and coordinating post-disaster recovery operations. "

NOAA - Home

"NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it."