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Maui Firefighter
Death Unexpected

Updated 07:49 PM HST, January 19, 2012
Posted 05:04 PM HST, January 19, 2012

By Wendy Osher


Maui firefighter Duane Ibarra died on duty on 1/18/2012. Courtesy photo.

A 20 year veteran of the Maui Fire Department died while on duty last night at the Makawao Fire Station.

Firefighter III, Duane Ibarra, 50, was found unresponsive at 6:22 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, and was later pronounced dead, according to a county statement released this afternoon.

County officials said, “The Maui Fire Department and the entire Maui County ohana would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Ibarra family.”

Friends and co-workers expressed similar sentiment upon learning of Ibarra’s passing.

Circumstances surrounding Ibarra’s death were not immediately available.

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  • James

    May you RIP brother, From your Brothers in Santa Monica, Ca Fire Department

  • Waterdog335

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of a brother firefighter, Rest well brother. Dumas Fire Dept,, Dumas TX

  • Southwest Smokeeater

    R.I.P. brother, From your brothers and sisters with the Pleasant View Colorado Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Larry Martin

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family of our brother, Duane Ibarra. May you Rest In Peace, Godspeed.
    Camp Roberts Emergency Services, Paso Robles, California.

  • Boston Fireguy

    RIP, Brother Ibarra, from your Boston MA Fire Dept. Brothers

  • mick

    Rest in peace brother….my thoughts and prayers go out to your family, your department and the community….Westampton, New Jersey

  • soshaljustic

    My view is, no worker should ever be on duty alone for the single reason of medical emergencies! It is unconscionable to allow any one of us fragile human beings to an 8 hour shift/4 hour shift by self. Things happen.

  • Sfdcapt7

    Rest In Peace Brother. The fanily and friends of our fallen Brother are in our hearts and prayers! From the firefighters in Rhode Island.

  • kenster216

    Rest in peace . From your brothers out of Cherokee County, NC firefighters.

  • Retired Firefighter/Engineer

    Aloha brothers,

    When one of us departs from this world all who are left are saddened and humbled.  Respectfully, my prayers and thoughts are with the Ibarra family and loved ones.  God bless the Maui fire Department and all who worked with and new this fine hero, our friend, Duane Ibarra.    

  • Mcollier85

    R.I.P. from the brotherhood at Orange County Fire Rescue,Fl.

  • Wilfir73

    Lord keep the family of Duanne Ibarra in your care as well as the MFD members.
    May your comfort lead all to a revelation of your grace throught Jesus Christ.

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