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


MAY 29, 2020:  “Act with care” is the new watchword for Hawai‘i’s current phase — reopening the “kamaʻāina economy.” This phase depends on venues taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and Hawai‘i’s people “acting with care” to protect themselves and others by wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing. Now, more than ever, our safety depends on us working together to protect each other and supporting key public health strategies. READ MORE

Governor Approves Requests to Safely Re-Open More Businesses Across the State

MAY 27, 2020:  Gov. David Ige today approved Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to safely re-open more businesses and operations on O‘ahu, under guidelines that will ensure the safety of employees and customers. READ MORE

Counties start reopening medium-risk businesses, operations

MAY 22, 2020 – In accordance with Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplemental emergency proclamation, the counties of O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i are allowing medium-risk businesses and operations to re-open.  READ MORE

Governor Issues Eighth Supplementary Emergency Proclamation

MAY 18, 2020:  Gov. Ige signed a 8th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. READ MORE


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

State Dept of Health COVID-19 Updates


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)

A Message from
Hawaii’s Public Worker Unions

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