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

Charlotte Nekota

Charlotte Nekota

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

Max Hannemann

Max Hannemann

Vice Chair
4/20/16-12/31/25

William Hong

William Hong

6/7/17-12/31/21

Dennis Morton

Dennis Morton

6/6/18-12/31/22

Craig Nagamine

Craig Nagamine

7/11/18-12/31/23

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr.

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr.

6/3/20-12/31/24

David Matlin

10/6/21-12/31/24

Agendas and Minutes

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

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Date

Agenda

Minutes

August 17, 2022
08/17/2022
July 20, 2022
07/20/2022
June 15, 2022
06/15/2022
May 18, 2022
05/18/2022
April 20, 2022
04/20/2022
March 16, 2022
03/16/2022
January 19, 2022
01/19/2022
December 14, 2021
12/14/2021
November 17, 2021
11/17/2021
October 20, 2021
10/20/2021