Honolulu Fire Department

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Honolulu Fire Department (HFD)
Seal of the City & County of Honolulu
"Pride, Service, Dedication"
Operational Area
Country United States
State  Hawaii
City Honolulu
Agency Overview
Established December 27, 1850
Employees 1,000
Staffing Career
Fire chief Manuel P. Neves
Facilities & Equipment
Divisions 1
Battalions 5
Stations 43
Engines 43
Ladders 10
Quints 8
Rescues 2
Helicopters 2
Fireboats 7
HAZMAT 2
EMS Level BLS First Responder
Airport crash 2
Website
www.honolulu.gov/hfd/default.html

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, under the jurisdiction of the Mayor of Honolulu. Founded on December 27, 1850 by Kamehameha III and Alexander Cartwright, the Honolulu Fire Department serves and protects the entire island of O'ahu, covering over 600 square miles (1,600 km²) of territory, home to more than 880,000 residents and over 4 million annual visitors.[1]

Organization[edit]

The sixteenth largest fire department in the United States, the Honolulu Fire Department is under the leadership of the fire chief and deputy fire chief. They oversee a total of four bureaus: Administrative Services Bureau, Fire Communication Center, Fire Prevention Bureau, Training and Research Bureau.

Operations[edit]

HFD helicopter in Diamond Head.

Apparatus profile (2014)[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all fire apparatus in the HFD.[2][3][4]

Frontline Fire Companies[edit]

  • 43 Engine Companies
  • 6 Ladder Companies (L2, L4, L5, L7, L17, L29)
  • 10 Quint Companies (Q12, Q18, Q26, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q38, Q40, Q41, Q43)
  • 2 Tower Companies (TWR9 & TWR40)
  • 2 Rescue Companies (R1 & R2)
  • 2 Hazmat Companies (HM1 & HM2)

Command Units and Chiefs[edit]

  • 5 Battalion Chief's Units (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5)

Special and Support Units[edit]

  • 2 Haz-Mat. Units (HM1 & HM2)
  • 4 Tankers (T12, T15, T16, T28)
  • 1 Brush Unit (BR43)
  • 1 Communications Vehicle (CV1)
  • 1 Mobile Command Center (MCC1)
  • 1 Fireboat ("Moku Ahi")
  • 4 Rescue Boats (BT14, BT17, BT27, BT34)
  • 2 Search and Rescue Boats
  • 7 Water Craft Units
  • 2 Helicopters (A1 & A2)
  • 1 Helicopter Tender

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all Honolulu Fire Department fire station and apparatus locations according to Battalion.

Engine Company Truck Company Special Unit Chief Battalion Address Neighborhood
Engine 1 Communications Vehicle 1 Battalion 1 1 104 S. Beretania St. Central/Downtown
Engine 2 Ladder 2 Rescue 1, Search and Rescue Boat 1 2 1610 Makaloa St. Pawaa
Engine 3 1 1202 Wilder Ave. Makiki
Engine 4 Ladder 4 1 601 N. Kuakini St. Kuakini
Engine 5 Ladder 5 2 971 Koko Head Ave. Kaimuki
Engine 6 1 1742 N. King St. Kalihi
Engine 7 Ladder 7 Battalion 2 2 381 Kapahulu Ave. Waikiki
Engine 8 5 890 Valkenburgh St. Mokulele
Engine 9 Tower 9 1 555 Queen St. Kakaako
Engine 10 5 98-1239 Ulune St. Aiea
Engine 11 5 59-719 Kamehameha Hwy. Sunset Beach
Engine 12 Quint 12 Tanker 12 4 94-0121 Leonui St. Waipahu
Engine 13 3 56-0460 Kamehameha Hwy. Kahuku
Engine 14 Boat 14 5 66-0420 Haleiwa Rd. Haleiwa
Engine 15 Tanker 15 3 54-0064 Kamehameha Hwy. Hauula
Engine 16 Tanker 16 5 640 California Ave. Wahiawa
Engine 17 Ladder 17 Boat 17 Battalion 3 3 45-910 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe
Engine 18 Ladder 18 Water Craft Unit 18 3 211 Kuulei Rd. Kailua
Engine 19 3 45 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Aikahi
Engine 20 5 886 1st St. Pearl City
Engine 21 Water Craft Unit 21 3 51-0518 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaaawa
Engine 22 2 2850 E. Manoa Rd. Manoa
Engine 23 2 5046 Kalanianaole Hwy. Wailupe
Engine 24 Water Craft Unit 24 4 91-0995 Kaileolea Dr. Ewa Beach
Engine 25 1 115 Wyllie St. Nuuanu
Engine 26 Quint 26 Tanker 26, Water Craft Unit 26 4 85-0645 Farrington Hwy. Waianae
Engine 27 Boat 27, Water Craft Unit 27 3 41-1301 Kalanianaole Hwy. Waimanalo
Engine 28 Tanker 28 4 89-0334 Nanakuli Ave. Nanakuli
Engine 29 Ladder 29 2 2425 Date St. McCully
Engine 30 Ladder 30 5 2835 Ala Ilima St. Moanalua
Engine 31 Quint 31 Rescue 2, Search and Rescue Boat 2 1 1334 N. Nimitz Hwy. Kalihi Kai
Engine 32 Haz-Mat. 1 1 1861 Kamehameha IV Rd. Kalihi Uka
Engine 33 2 3345 Kiwila St. Palolo
Engine 34 Quint 34 Boat 34, Water Craft Unit 34 2 515 Lunalilo Home Rd. Hawaii Kai
Engine 35 4 92-885 Makakilo Dr. Makakilo
Engine 36 5 95-269 Kipapa Dr. Mililani
Engine 37 3 47-0304 Waihee Rd. Kahaluu
Engine 38 Quint 38 5 98-1109 Komo Mai Dr. Waiau
Engine 39 3 42-510 Kalanianaole Hwy. Olomana
Engine 40 Quint 40, Tower 40 Haz-Mat. 2, Water Craft Unit 40 Battalion 4 4 2020 Lauwiliwili St. Kapolei
Engine 41 Quint 41 Mobile Command Center 1 Battalion 5 5 95-1990 Meheula Pkwy. Kapolei
Engine 42 4 94-0840 Lumiaina Pl. Waikele
Engine 43 Quint 43 Brush 43 4 91-1211 Kinoiki St. Kapolei
Fireboat "Moku Ahi" 1 Pier 15 Honolulu Harbor

Resources[edit]

Further information[edit]

  • Doyle, David W., Rescue in Paradise: Oahu's Beaches and their Guardians (Island Heritage, 2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.honolulu.gov/hfd/default.html
  2. ^ http://www1.honolulu.gov/hfd/hfdapparatusandequipment.htm
  3. ^ http://www1.honolulu.gov/hfd/fireoperations.htm
  4. ^ http://www.honolulu.gov/hfd/abouthfd.html