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April 07, 2017

Exclusive: Rescue Tube Program Launches at South Maui Beaches

A rescue tube initiative that started on Kauaʻi in 2009 is now making its way to Maui as advocates combat alarming statistics surrounding ocean deaths in Hawaii
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March 30, 2017

Emergency Crews Assist Distressed Vessel Near Nākālele Point

The two Maui men ran into engine trouble while fishing and were not able to call for help because of a dead cell phone battery.
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March 14, 2017

Delayed Pool Openings for Lifeguard Training

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division announces the following late openings in order to provide safety training for staff.
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May 24, 2016

SUP Rescue at Honokeana Cove in Nāpili

Fire and Ocean safety are responding to a report of a juvenile female paddle boarder who lost her paddle and was seen drifting about 150 yards off shore at Honokeana Cove in Nāpili.
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May 11, 2016

Lifeguard Pay Raises Advance in Unanimous 6-0 Vote

Lifeguards responded to 32 rescues in a single day at Kanahā Beach Park. North shore ocean safety captain Keola Brown said lifeguards just want to fair compensation so that they can support their families.
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May 11, 2016

Maui Lifeguards Continue Fight for Better Pay

Supporters want the committee to fund an arbitration award for Maui Ocean Safety officers. Maui is the only county in the state that has yet to approve funds.
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May 05, 2016

Still Afloat: Ocean Safety Bargaining Unit Agreement Resurfaces

The contract includes a 17% increase in wages because of the employees’ reallocation to a new bargaining unit. In Maui County, approximately 50 ocean safety officers will be affected.
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March 21, 2016

Swimmer Caught in Rip-Tide Rescued at Nāpili Bay

A firefighter and ocean safely personnel assisted a swimmer to shore after the man became caught in a rip-tide at Nāpili Bay on Sunday afternoon.
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October 12, 2015

Ask the Mayor: Should Drunk Swimmers Be Fined?

I was at Ho‘okipa earlier this week and saw a woman jump into the ocean while the surf was huge. One of the lifeguards went out to save her, but I could see them arguing and she refused to get on his rescue board.
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July 19, 2015

Ask the Mayor: Why Can’t Summer Pool Hours be Extended?

I was wondering why the hours at the public pools cannot be extended during the summer months? If the hours at the swimming pools were extended, I believe more people (especially those that work until 4 or 4:30 p.m.) would be able to utilize and enjoy the facilities.
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September 26, 2011

BRIEF: Maui Pools Close for Lifeguard Training

The Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division will close several county pools this week on Maui for Lifeguard re-certification training.
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May 04, 2009

COUNTY LIFEGUARDS BEGIN SERVICE AT MAKENA STATE PARK

County lifeguards began serving at Makena State Beach Park on Friday through a Memorandum of Agreement between the County of Maui and the State Parks department. The agreements funds one part time and 10 full time lifeguard positions.  The lifeguards will use two towers located at both ends of Big Beach with lifeguard services provided... Read more »
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