Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) on Oʻahu

The Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program is a method of wildfire prevention that involves temporarily turning off the power to certain high-risk areas during extreme and potentially dangerous weather conditions. Typically, those weather conditions involve strong winds, low humidity and very dry vegetation — all of which can elevate the risk of wildfire. 

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Fire and Life Safety

Resources to help you reduce the risk of fire or injury in your home.

Fire Code of the City and County of Honolulu

Fire Code

Information on fireworks, inspections, permits, licensing and fees.

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Request fire and life safety education or fire related reports and records.

Discover Resources


The information you need to keep your home and loved ones safe.


Ensure a safe work environment for employees and patrons by adhering to the fire code.


Explore fun activities to engage our kids in learning fire safety


Implement fire and fall prevention measures to minimize injury and death.

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Common Questions

Here are a few commonly asked questions about the Honolulu Fire Department. Want to learn more? Read the full list of frequently asked questions.

How do I obtain a fire incident report?

Please complete and submit the online request form.

How can I obtain a firecrackers permit?

A firecracker permit and a valid identification is required to purchase and use firecrackers on Oahu. Please visit the Honolulu Fire Department Firecracker E-Permit System to view the rules and regulations and submit your request. The paper permit application process was discontinued.

Who do I call before lighting an imu or cooking fire?

Call the Fire Communication Center at 808-723-3473.

How can I request a fire apparatus for an event?

Please complete and submit the online request form at least four weeks prior to your event. Should you have questions, please call our Community Relations/Education section at 808-723-7168.

How can I find out about employment opportunities?

Please visit the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Human Resources' Job Opportunities page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply online and a list of available jobs. Complete the online Job Interest Card to receive an e-mail notification for selected job categories. Select “Fire & EMS'' for the Honolulu Fire Department fire fighter recruitment.