VIDEO: 13 Recruits Become Newest Maui FirefightersDecember 20, 2011, 1:30 PM HST · Updated December 20, 3:40 PM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher & Bobbi-Lin Kalama
*** Bobbi-Lin is a student intern at Kamehameha Schools, Maui. Video edit credit: Bobbi-Lin Kalama.
The 28th Recruit Class of the County of Maui, Department of Fire and Public Safety graduated after 22 weeks of formal training.
The ceremony took place on December 2, 2011 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
Several recruits were honored with awards for outstanding efforts including:
- Cory Palmeira – Most Outstanding Overall
- Jonathan Duncan – Most Outstanding Functional Skills
- Joshua Dukes – Most Outstanding Academics
- Vance Pu – Ho’oulu Award (Firefighter Spirit) Named on behalf of the late Captain Charles Iwata
- Loea Chang and Vance Pu – Outstanding Team Award
The 13 recruit graduates included: Loea Chang, Joshua Dukes, Jonathan Duncan, Aaron Hughes, Chad Leggett, Keola Nakoa, Michael Neubauer, Matthew Paet, Cory Palmeira, Vance Pu, Jerime Storey, Elven Ventura, and Steven Warther.