The message is to be “Ready 2 React.”
Department of Emergency Management teamed up with over 25 City, State, Federal and other agencies to host an emergency preparedness event for the public at Pearlridge Center today.
“We can literally reach tens of thousands of residents with a unified message of be prepared, have a plan, get a kit, and think about how you’re going to get through the next disaster,” Department of Emergency Management Public Information Officer John Cummings III said.
One of the agencies on hand was the Honolulu Fire Department. They displayed one of their trucks and other tools so the keiki could get a firsthand look at what they do.
“Since we’re located next to Toys R’ Us, I think the parents are coming by…which is a good thing,” HFD Capt. Carl Chagami said. We really want to reach the kids and let them know what’s out there for them.”
And one of those kids who got to sit in the driver’s seat was six year old Luke Moniz.