Mutual Aid Agreements

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is statutorily mandated to cooperate with fire agencies of the counties and the federal government in developing plans and programs and Mutual Aid Agreements for assistance for the prevention, control, and extinguishment of fires on forest, grass, brush, and watershed lands not within the Department’s fire protection responsibilities. These Mutual Aid Agreements identify the fire management responsibilities of each agency, including suppression, prevention, training, and equipment acquisition. DOFAW has existing cooperative mechanisms in the form of Mutual Aid Agreements and Memoranda of Agreement or Understanding with the following agencies:

  • Hawaii County Fire Department
  • Honolulu Fire Department
  • Kauai Fire Department
  • Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety
  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
  • U.S. Navy – Pacific Missile Range Facility
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service