Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on the appointment of the new Fire Chief Brad Ventura.
“I offer my congratulations to Chief Brad Ventura. I have watched him grow professionally and personally, and I’m extremely proud to see what he has achieved. I’m confident he will continue to provide strong leadership for the men and women of the Maui Fire Department who make such great personal sacrifices to protect lives and property in our community.
“I appreciate all the hard work that went into this selection process by the Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission, and I also thank retired Battalion Chief Amos Lonokailua-Hewett for stepping up to offer his services as chief. Both candidates were very strong and qualified for the position.”