Fire chief talks wildfire readiness during council meeting


Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Recruits from Hawaii Fire Department Recruit Class 53 climb the stairs before starting a fire simulation within a structure on Oct. 13 at Pohakuloa Training Area.

Members of the County Council questioned Fire Chief Kazuo Todd on Tuesday about the Hawaii Fire Department’s ability to prevent or respond to a wildfire on the scale of the August blaze that devastated Lahaina.