For your safety and ours

Today, the entire world is facing the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here in Hawaii, as new cases of coronavirus and exposures continue to grow, we want to assure the public that our fire fighters and paramedics are still responding to your calls.

However we need your help to keep our entire community healthy.

First, we encourage everyone to follow the prevention guidelines of the CDC and practice social distancing. Read, How to Protect Yourself

Second, for concerns about symptoms, call your doctor.  If your symptoms indicate the need for emergency assistance, we ask that if you call 9-1-1, you let the call taker know if you or any one in your home has flu-like symptoms.

Going forward, our response may look different as we use additional equipment to keep ourselves and you safe, but our commitment to protecting Hawaii will be the same.

As your Hawaii Fire Fighters, our goal is your family’s safety and the safety of our members.

On behalf of our fire fighters and paramedics – thank you for your help.

Stay safe and healthy,

Bobby Lee, President
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association
and Members of HFFA Local 1463


COVID-19 News and Updates

Governor Ige Supplemental Emergency Proclamation

JUNE 10, 2020:  Ninth Supplementary Proclamation related to the COVID-19 Emergency

Follow COVID-related News

Mayor’s Emergency Order 2020-18

JULY 2, 2020:  City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issues amendment to Ho`oulu i Honolulu — Restore Honolulu 4.0 (Face Coverings)  READ MORE


BEWARE OF SCAMS

Hawaii County warns of COVID-19 scams for first responders, Hawaii Tribune Herald


State Dept of Health COVID-19 Updates

Subscribe to the HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST


Important links:


COVID-19 Resources by County


Hawaii State Department of Health


International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Employee Rights

PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.


Personal Finance and Consumer Protection –
Steps for Quicker Financial Relief

MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY’S BASIC NEEDS ARE MET
Assess your financial needs over the coming several months and prioritize necessary expenses. If possible, use your tax refund and Economic Impact Payments for food, medicines, and other items for your family’s well-being, such as:
  • Medical care
  • Housing and utilities
  • Caregiving for children or other family members.
  • Telephone and internet to help you stay in contact
  • Transportation

Find more helpful information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS: