Honolulu Fire Commission

The Honolulu Fire Commission is comprised of seven Commissioners and assisted by an attorney from the Department of the Corporation Counsel and a part-time secretary. They meet monthly with the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and/or members of the Fire Chief’s Executive Staff. 

About the Commission

The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Honolulu City Council. They receive no compensation for their services.

The Commission has the following mandated responsibilities:

  • Appoints and may remove the Fire Chief
  • Adopts rules necessary for the conduct of its business and reviews rules for the administration of the Department
  • Reviews the annual budget prepared by the Fire Chief and makes recommendations thereon to the Mayor and the Council
  • Reviews the Department’s operations, as deemed necessary, for the purpose of recommending improvements to the Fire Chief
  • Evaluates at least annually the performance of the Fire Chief and submits a report to the Mayor and the Council
  • Reviews personnel actions within the Department for conformance with the policies under Section 6-1002 of the Revised Charter of Honolulu
  • Hears complaints of citizens concerning the Department or its personnel and, if deemed necessary, makes recommendations to the Fire Chief on appropriate corrective actions
  • Submits an annual report to the Mayor and the Council on its activities

Please contact Ms. Nadine Murata, Secretary to the Fire Commission, at nmurata@honolulu.gov for any inquiries or questions.

Fire Commissioners

Craig Nagamine

Craig Nagamine

Chair
1/1/19-12/31/23

Charlotte Nekota

Charlotte Nekota

Vice Chair
2/22/17-12/31/21

Max Hannemann

Max Hannemann

4/20/16-12/31/20

William Hong

William Hong

6/7/17-12/31/21

New Commissioner

Vacant

Dennis Morton

Dennis Morton

1/1/18-12/31/22

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr.

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr.

6/3/20-12/31/24

Agendas and Minutes

Select a specific year or view all previous meeting dates in the table below.

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Date

Agenda

Minutes

June 21, 2021
06/21/2021
May 18, 2021
05/18/2021
April 21, 2021
04/21/2021
March 17, 2021
03/17/2021
February 17, 2021
02/17/2021
January 20, 2021
01/20/2021
December 16, 2020

Meeting Cancelled

12/16/2020

Meeting Cancelled

November 23, 2020
11/23/2020
October 21, 2020
10/21/2020
September 30, 2020
09/30/2020