IAFF Files Lawsuit Against NFPA Over Testing Gear Standard

March 16, 2023:  In the next step in its fight to combat fire fighter cancer, the International Association of Fire Fighters filed suit March 16 against the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for its role in imposing a testing standard that effectively requires the use of PFAS in fire fighter protective gear. READ MORE

HFFA will continue to monitor this urgent matter as it unfolds. Members should check their emails regularly for HFFA News and future updates.


HFFA attended the IAFF 2023 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. with hundreds of firefighters to advocate for IAFF legislative issues, including safer turnout gear, healthcare and retirement benefits.

See HFFA in action

3/7/2023 – CALFire Local 288 Pete Muñoa post: Here with our brothers and union leaders from Hawaii Fire Fighters Local 1463.

Throughout the week, members will continue to advocate for our legislative issues by going to Capitol Hill to meet with their respective lawmakers.

In Memoriam

See In Memoriam page for details

  • Maui Captain Lokahi Herrod – March 19th at 1400 hours, North Shore Christian Fellowship in Haleiw
  • Retired Honolulu FF III Ernest Pablo – March 24th at 1000 Hrs at Valley of the Temples Main Chape
  • Ally Tamayose, Honorary Honolulu Fire Fighter – March 26th from 9am to 2 pm at Pearl City High School. Plans in progress
  • ARFF Retiree William Kauahikaua – Passed away on February 24, 2023. Funeral services to be announced soon.
  • Maui FF I Trè Evans-Dumaran – May 14th. Details to come.

Beware of Phone Scam

The Honolulu Fire Department warns the public about a phone scam from callers soliciting donations while pretending to be with the fire department.

Members are also reporting to the HFFA office that they received calls asking for donations to the union.

HFFA is not conducting a fundraiser currently, neither is the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation (HFF) or the Hawaii Professional Firefighters Foundation (HPFF).

If you have elder members in your household, please advise them not to engage with or provide personal information to the callers. They should hang up immediately and call 911 to report the call.

StarAdvertiser:  Honolulu Fire Department warns public of phone scam, 2/10/2023

Cancer Awareness is Year Round

Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness does not stop when January is over!

Make it a point to do regular self checks and if something seems unordinary, see your physician and get it checked. Don’t ignore it. Early detection could save your life.

FCSN is in Hawaii to lend a helping hand when you need it

FCSN Hawaii State Director Garrett Kim can help Hawaii firefighters and their families following a cancer diagnosis and provide various FCSN cancer awareness and prevention resources.

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