Kahuola/Kahu'aina Award Program
Overview"It is important to recognize the people and the businesses that go above and beyond community service." Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray.
Kahu'aina AwardAn 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.
Kahuola AwardAn 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|
|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.|