Training Year-Round

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Main

As 2016 comes to a close…the people of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency are already gearing up for the challenges of 2017. During the past year Hawaii-EMA, which serves as the coordinating agency for the four counties during times of emergencies and disasters, activated its Emergency Operating Center three times. Many residents will recall Tropical Storm Darby forced the closing of the H-1 Freeway…and a double whammy from Hurricanes Lester and Madeline had island residents bracing for extreme conditions.                                                   The men and women of Hawaii-EMA train year-round so they can respond quickly and efficiently when necessary.