Kahuola/Kahu'aina Award Program
"It is important to recognize the people and the businesses that go above and beyond community service." Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray.
An award presented by the Fire & Public Safety Commission and the Chief of the Maui Fire Department to recognize the outstanding effort of a person or company that provides assistance that resulted in the preservation of land, structures, etc.
An award presented by the Fire & Public Safety Commission and the Chief of the Maui Fire Department to recognize the nominee for performing a selfless act probably resulting in the saving of a human life.
- Submit completed nomination form and supporting documents (i.e. police report, news article, etc.) to the Fire Chief's office: 200 Dairy Rd., Kahului, HI 96732 or fax to (808)270-7919.
- Fire Chief reviews and accepts nomination form.
- Fire & Public Safety Commission Chair reviews and accepts nomination form.
- Kahuola/Kahu'aina award is presented to recipient during on of the monthly Fire & Public Safety Commission meeting.
Previous Kahuola/Kahu'aina Award Recipients
|Year||Award||Recipient||Reason for Award|
|2022||Kahuola||Kalaheo Oliveira, Daryl Kawaiaea, and Derek Kawaiaea||For their heroic actions to save a life on September 3, 2022.|
|2021||Kahuola||Ryan Ostrander, Kyli Beam, and Andrea Eide||For their heroic actions to save a life on January 19, 2021.|
|2014||Kahuola||Officer Joshua Kalb and Officer Erik Losvar||For their heroic actions to save a life during a structure fire on June 12, 2013.|
|2011||Kahuola||Ronell Galo; Gerald Barroga; Kelsey Sato; Brian Nakao||For their heroic actions to save a life on September 1, 2010.|
|2011||Kahuola||Brisen Gonsalves; Officer Garret Benito||For their heroic actions to save a life on September 21, 2010.|
|2011||Kahuola||Lako Miller; Harry Aukai Hueu Jr.; Kelly Haole; Kai Haole||For their heroic actions to save a mother and son on February 14, 2010.|
|2009||Kahuola||Lawrence Crilley||For his heroic actions to save a life on April 27, 2008.|
|2008||Kahu'aina||Ray Skelton of Goodfellow Brothers||For assisting department and County of Maui with providing manpower and equipment necessary during brush fires.|
|2007||Kahuola||Lynn Hue of Ekahi Tours||For her heroic actions on saving the life of a child on November 2, 2006.|
|2006||Kahu'aina||Steven Arce of the Maui County Department of Public Works, Highways Division||For his efforts throughout the years in providing support to the Maui Fire Department during emergency situations.|
|2005||Kahuola||James Brent of Maui Fire Department||For his unselfish act and personal sacrifice to save a stranger's life on March 31, 2004.|
|2004||Kahuola||Sheldon Hamakua of Maui Fire Department||For his heroic actions to save a neighbor's life on November 12, 2003.|