DRONES TO ASSIST IN ENFORCEMENT OF STAY AT HOME ORDER
Staring today, April 10, the Honolulu Fire Department will be utilizing three separate drone operation teams to enforce Mayor Caldwell’s Stay at home/ Work at home order at beaches around O‘ahu.
Teams will be stationed in three separate locations around the island:
- Lanikai Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Waikīkī, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sandy Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The drones will be playing the following audio message:
“Aloha, the stay at home order is in effect. Please do not gather or sit on the beach. Water activities are permitted but please leave immediately after.”
News crews are welcome to film b roll of the drone team in Waikīkī, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the beach fronting the Ilikai.
The drones will not be equipped with any video recording equipment, and will be used solely for public address purposes.