The Fire/Rescue/HazMat/Medical Response Operations program provides fire
protection and suppression, rescue (ocean and land), hazmat and emergency
medical services (basic life support.) It conducts commercial, hotel, and
industrial pre-fire planning. Pre-fire planning consists of building inspections
to determine the building's construction material, contents (people as well as
material that determine “fuel load”,) entrances and availability of fire
protection equipment on property. Eight fire stations are located in Hanalei, Kaiakea,
Kapaa, Lihue, Koloa, Kalaheo, Hanapepe, and Waimea.