Benioffs bolster fire department fleet: Donated specialized trucks can reach harder-to-access areas

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Philanthropist Marc Benioff speaks to the crowd and expresses his gratitude to the Hawaii Fire Department on Wednesday during a blessing for four new brushfire trucks. The event was held at the Haihai Fire Station in Hilo.

During a blessing at the Haihai Fire Station in Hilo on Wednesday, fire Chief Kazuo Todd talks about how specialized brushfire trucks can be utilized by the Hawaii Fire Department. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

The Hawaii Fire Department now has access to four brand-new brushfire trucks that were gifted through donations to the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation.