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Maui Fire Dept. Promotes Romero, McAfee, Quintana

November 7, 2011, 3:10 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 3:11 PM
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Maui Now Staff

Louis Romero. Photo Courtesy County of Maui.

The Maui Fire Department announced the promotion of  Captain Louis Romero to the rank of Battalion Chief.

Romero, who is a 21 year veteran of the department, is currently assigned to the Kahului Fire Station, where he works in the Hazardous Materials & Special Training Division.

“The last 21 years has been very rewarding for me,” Romero said, “I enjoy serving my community.”

Romero is also the coordinator of MFD’s grants team, helping the department to obtain an estimated $11 million over the last 9 years.  The grant funds were used to purchase needed equipment such as fire trucks and Molokai’s new rescue boat.

Kevin McAfee. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

Roderick Quintana. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

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Romero is also a member of the newly formed, multi-agency All Hazards Incident Management Team, providing support during natural or man-made disaster events.

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The MFD also announced the promotion of fire fighters Kevin McAfee and Roderick Quintana.

McAfee is an 18-year-veteran of the department, and is currently stationed with Rescue-10 out of Kahului.  He will transfer to Ho’olehua on Molokai, where he will serve in his new capacity as Captain.

After nine years with the MFD, Roderick Quintana is being promoted to Fire Fighter III. He has held assignments in Ho’olehua, Napili and Kihei, and will be headed back to Ho’olehua after his promotion.

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All three promotions go into effect on November 16, 2011.

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