The Healthcare Association recently purchased a bio-contaiment chamber. It’s believed to be the only one in the Pacific.
It is a necessary tool to isolate and quarantine potential carriers of the next deadly outbreak.
The chamber was used once on a suspected swine flu case from Christmas Island, which turned out to be negative.
Clairmont said the state is due for another review of it’s emergency preparedness in September.
"We go through a scenario. So it’s time to refresh our plans to take a look and see if anything is changed,
Honolulu's number three ranking in this latest model doesn’t surprise Clairmont.
"I am not surprised. A lot of people transit through Hawaii. Do we dwell on that, or do we prepare? I think we should prepare," Clairmont said.