September 25, 2021
Condolences to the Lindsey Ohana
It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Brother Lane Keoki Lindsey passed away today. Please pray for his Ohana and send them strength to uplift them up through this difficult time. Keoki was 49 years old and a father of 3 sons. He had 20 years of service. The entire HFFA Ohana sends our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and brothers and sisters of the Hawaii Fire Department.
Eric Hayashi of Hawaii Island honored at IAFF FFFM 2021
View the IAFF 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor at www.iaff.org/fffm21
Read about Brother Hayashi in the In Memoriam section
Hawaii Members Climb 1,048 to Honor the 343
IAFF Mourns the loss of General President Emeritus Alfred Whitehead
A fire fighter who dedicated his life to the labor movement, Brother Whitehead passed away September 4, Labor Day weekend. He was 91.
Contract Negotiations Update
IAFF: Taking the Lead on the COVID-19 Vaccines
SEPT. 2, 2021: The IAFF continues to encourage and strongly recommend that all members be vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease. The reality is, the vaccines work and our union can collectively fight COVID-19 and its variants. Please watch this video from General President Ed Kelly encouraging every member to help prevent the loss of more of our members to this virus by getting vaccinated.
State of Hawaii COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation
We have received numerous comments from members and we are working together with other Hawaii Public Sector Unions to address the Mayors’ and Governor Ige’s Emergency Proclamation for all State and County fire fighters.
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- Joint Statement to Governor Ige (August 16, 2021) – The six exclusive representatives of public employees continue to join with other community voices to strongly encourage residents and public employees to get vaccinated to end this pandemic. We support vaccinations and working together with the Employers to collaboratively develop a plan that best serves the health, safety and wellbeing of our frontline workers and the communities they serve across the state.
- Honolulu Mayor’s Directive No. 21-7, August 10, 2021, Amendment 1 August 16, 2021 – Extends the deadline for all City employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, partially vaccinated against COVID-19, or to submit to the City a medical or religious exemption request to August 23, 2021. In addition, the deadline for partially COVID-19 vaccinated City employees to complete their second dose is extended to September 23, 2021.
- HFFA Response to Governor Ige’s Emergency Proclamation (August 5, 2021)
- Joint Statement of Public Sector Unions (August 5, 2021)
- IAFF Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates (July 30, 2021)