Volunteer firefighters get new trucks thanks to anonymous benefactor

  • Hawaii Fire Department paid and volunteer personnel, Laura Mallery-Sayre and Frank Sayre, and Kahu Danny Akaka and Anna Akaka pose for a photo after Saturday's blessing at the Waikii Ranch polo grounds. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The brush truck, valued at $235,000, will be stationed at the 9-A Waikii Volunteer Station in Waikii Ranch. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Big Dog, which cost $524,000, will be stationed at the Hawaii Fire Department 9-B Volunteer Fire Station in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Volunteer firefighters got some much-deserved love Saturday with the donation of two new fire trucks that’ll bolster the efforts of those in the community who head into danger to protect us all without the expectation of pay.