Firefighters battling brushfire threatening homes in Maili Hawaii News Now Firefighters in West Oahu are battling a brush fire in the Maili area that is getting dangerously close to homes in the area, according to witnesses at the scene.
Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Fire fighters help protect the public against these dangers by responding to fires and a variety of other emergencies. Although they put out fires, fire fighters more frequently respond to other emergencies. They are often the first emergency personnel at the scene of a traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to treat injuries or perform other vital functions.