OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of lost firefighters, first responders as part of Fire Prevention Week

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. This action, during Fire Prevention Week, is to honor the memory of firefighters and first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice to save and protect our citizens, homes, and communities.

The presidential proclamation declares Oct. 6, 2019 through Oct. 12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week and calls on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities, and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.

The presidential proclamation can be found here.

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Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

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Mobile: 808-798-3929

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Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

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