Fire chief talks wildfire readiness during council meeting


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. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

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.