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25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 932-2900 | Fax: (808) 932-2928

Fire Prevention Bureau
East Hawai`i: 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 932-2912 | Fax: (808) 932-2927

West Hawai`i: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg. E, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4760 | Fax: (808) 323-4768

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DESCRIPTION: The Hawaii Fire Department is primarily responsible for fire protection and suppression, pre-hospital emergency medical services, land and sea search and rescue, hazardous materials response, ocean safety, and fire prevention and public education for the County of Hawaii.

FIRE CHIEF:   Darren J. Rosario

Chief Rosario is a graduate of Hilo High School and received an Associates of Science in Fire Science from the Honolulu Community College and an Associate of Science in Mobile Intensive Care Technician from the Kapi‘olani Community College.  He is also an Executive Fire Officer Graduate of the United States Fire Administration National Fire Academy of Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Chief Rosario represents Hawai‘i County on the State Fire Council and is a member of the National Emergency Medical Technician Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Hawai‘i Fire Chiefs Association, and the Western Fire Chiefs Association.

Prior to joining the Hawai‘i Fire Department, Chief Rosario was a member of the United States Army-Hawai‘i National Guard, receiving an Honorable Discharge after 8 years of service.


Deputy Chief Lance Uchida was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i and is a 1988 graduate of Hilo High School. Chief served in the US Army for four years and later joined the Hawai‘i Fire Department in 1994.  He received an Associate of Science in Mobile Intensive Care Technician from the Kapi‘olani Community College in 1996.

Prior to his appointment to Deputy Fire Chief in 2018, Chief Uchida was the Battalion Chief of our EMS Bureau and then promoted to the Assistant Fire Chief of Support Services.  Chief Uchida is married to his wife Kara and they have two children. 

Hawai‘i Fire Department Staff

Fire Department Records:

Records maintained by the Hawaii Fire Department are available to the public through an online request for records. Medical records are maintained by the State of Hawaii and can be requested through the Department of Health at this email. 

You may submit an online request for records.

Online Request for Fire Department Records

Subpoenas can be delivered at 466 Kinoole St. Hilo, HI. 96270. C/O Battalion Chief Kazuo Todd, Custodian of Records

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