Photo Release — FEMA, Federal Response to Hawaii Wildfires Continues

As federal, state and county emergency responders increase their presence in Hawaii, they join forces with non-profit partners to begin addressing the immediate needs of survivors affected by the devastating wildfires.  

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell are in Hawaii meeting with state and local officials, as well as first responders and volunteers who have helped save lives since the fires began.  

“The firefighters in Maui County are to be commended for their heroic firefighting efforts,” said Dr. Moore-Merrell. “As the fire quickly out-paced suppression efforts, they kept fighting even as many of them have lost their homes. As I talk with them during our station visits, they are extremely passionate about remaining on duty, while being encouraged to take appropriate rest for their own physical and mental well-being.” 

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (left), U.S. Fire Administrator Moore-Merrell (right) and Hawaii Gov. Josh Green tour wildfire damages. (FEMA photo) 

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell (right) speaks with Wailuku Fire Chief Bradford Ventura concerning the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires and working with FEMA and our federal partners. (FEMA photo)

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell (right) and Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (center) tour wildfire damage and discuss the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires. (FEMA photo) 

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (left) speaks with an emergency response official about the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires and partnership with federal agencies. (FEMA photo)

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — American Red Cross officials discuss the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires and working with FEMA and federal partners. (FEMA photo)

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — FEMA officials discuss Hawaii wildfires response with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and federal partners. (FEMA photo)

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — The first of 32 generators arrive at the FEMA staging area to support the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires. (FEMA photo by John Mills)

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — Meals and blankets arrive at the FEMA staging area. More commodities and supplies are arriving via the port to support the ongoing response to the Hawaii wildfires. (FEMA photo by John Mills)

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