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Four promoted to fire captain

Lokahi Herrod

The Maui News

Four Maui Fire Department firefighters have been promoted to captain and six have been promoted to firefighter III.

The new captains are:

• Lokahi Herrod, an 18-year veteran who will remain at the Kaunakakai Fire Station.

• Mike McDonald, a 13-year veteran who was most recently assigned to the Wailea ladder company. He is heading the Health and Safety Bureau, where he previously worked from 2014 to 2016. He is a member of the emergency medical services, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and grant-writing cadres.

Mike McDonald

• Tracy Nakagawa, a 17-year veteran who most recently worked at the Lahaina Fire Station. After a short stint at the Hoolehua, Molokai, fire station, he will work at the Wailea station.

• Henry Patao, a 24-year veteran who had been with the Hazardous Materials Company at the Kahului Fire Station. He is assigned to a Napili engine company. Patao is a member of the Maui Incident Management Team and part of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management team.

Those promoted to firefighter III are:

• Richard Alcon, an 11-year veteran who most recently was assigned to the Kaunakakai station. He has transferred to the Pukoo, Molokai, engine company.

• Ikaika Blackburn, a 12-year veteran most recently assigned to the Wailuku engine company. He is transferring to the Kaunakakai station.

Tracy Nakagawa

• La’akea Chang, an 11-year veteran who started his career with the Hawaii Island Fire Department in 2006. He most recently was assigned to a rescue crew at the Kahului station and will be working in the Training Bureau. He is a member of the department’s ocean rescue, swim survival and confined space training cadres, as well as the Maui Incident Management Team.

• Clement Enomoto, a 12-year veteran who most recently was assigned to a rescue crew at the Kahului station. He will work in the Training Bureau. Enomoto is a member of the department’s emergency medical services/cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Critical Incident Stress Management and helicopter operations training cadres, and is part of the Maui Incident Management Team.

• Russell Jones, a 16-year veteran who was most recently assigned to a Napili engine company. He will work in the Training Bureau.

• John Teves, an 11-year veteran most recently assigned to a Wailuku engine company. He will work in the Health and Safety Bureau.

Henry Patao

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