Kauai News

Flags Ordered to Half-Staff in Honor of Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 3, 2020, 2:00 PM HST ·Updated October 3, 1:31 PM

Gov. David Ige has ordered the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard on Sunday for Fire Prevention Week.

This action is to honor the memory of firefighters and first responders who’ve lost their lives protecting Hawai‘i residents, their homes and communities.

“Our first responders—firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians and lifeguards—step into harm’s way every day to help keep our community safe. This year, they have faced ever more difficult challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic and a higher risk of fire. We honor their bravery and sacrifices,” Ige said.