Aloha to our Fallen Fire Fighters



Funeral Service will be held on November 12th, 2021 from 4PM – 7PM

     La Paloma Funeral Services
     5450 Stephanie St., Henderson NV 89122 (map)

*A live stream of the service will be posted on Facebook on the day of the service for all who are not able to make it and will remain online for 90 days*

Honolulu Retiree Peter Mendoza passed away on Sunday, October 10th in Nevada. Brother Mendoza retired in 2017 with 27 years of service. Please keep the Mendoza Ohana in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunrise: May 11, 1962
Sunset: October 10, 2021

October 15, 2021

Honolulu FF2 Derek Peterson, ADM-FCC

We were notified that Brother Derek Peterson passed away on Saturday, October 9th in Austin TX. News of his passing poured into the Honolulu Fire Department Facebook group. Many were shocked to hear the news but also reminisced the good times and memories of him. Please keep his Ohana in your thoughts and prayers as they journey through this difficult time. The entire HFFA Ohana sends our sincere condolences to the Louis Peterson Ohana, Susan and to our brothers and sisters of the Honolulu Fire Department. More information will be forthcoming.

Welcome Home, Derek

On Thursday October 21st, ARFF crews at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport pay tribute to Brother Derek Peterson as the plane with his remains make its way to the arrival gate. Mahalo to our ARFF members for the Aloha welcome home tribute, and to the HFD for providing these photos.

HFD photos

September 25, 2021

FEO Keoki Lindsey

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Brother Lane Keoki Lindsey passed away on September 25, 2021. 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. More information is forthcoming.


Brother Hayashi will be honored at the upcoming IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Colorado Springs. His name will be engraved into the granite Walls of Honor with other fallen fire fighters. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 memorial will be held virtually and will be televised.

September 18, 2021 • ​ Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tune in Saturday, September 18 at 7:00 a.m. Hawaii (HST), 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) for the IAFF 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Virtual Remembrance to honor our fallen whose names will forever be etched onto our Wall of Honor. The broadcast starts at 10:50 a.m. (MT) and the program begins at 11:00 a.m. (MT).

Three ways to watch:

Located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, the Memorial honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty. IAFF LODD for Eric T. Hayashi

At this year’s memorial service, the IAFF will add 458 fallen fire fighters from the United States and Canada to the Wall of Honor.

2020 Wall of Honor

2021 Wall of Honor

Brother Eric Hayashi is Remembered at the IAFF 55th Convention

January 2021:  The 2020 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial was postponed due to the pandemic. A total of 581 fallen brothers and sisters were remembered at this year’s convention. Brother Eric Hayashi was included in this IAFF Line-of-Duty Death Tribute. He passed away on August 8, 2020. See list, 2020 Line-of-Duty Deaths

In 2020, we mourned the sudden loss of  Fire Equipment Operator Eric T. Hayashi of the Hawaii Fire Department, in a Line of Duty Death.  On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Brother Hayashi was on-duty, and while on an emergency call, experienced a critical medical emergency himself.  He was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where he passed.

All of us at HFFA send our sincerest condolences to the Hayashi family and to our brothers and sisters of the Hawaii Fire Department for your loss.

Rest in peace, Brother.

Bobby Lee