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Maui Fire Chief Murray Gets “Exceptional” Review

May 19, 2015, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated May 19, 5:17 PM
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Fire Chief, Jeffrey Murray.

Fire Chief, Jeffrey Murray.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission gave Maui Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray a positive review as part of an annual evaluation for the 2014 calendar year.

In a press release announcement, the commission said, “Chief Murray has once again performed exceptionally well in relation to the commission’s expectations.”

Fire and Public Safety Commission Chair, William “Butch” Soares said, “The commission finds Chief Murray to be a very capable manager with the ability to lead effectively. He is progressive in his approach to the management of the Department and will continue to be a Fire Chief that Maui County can be proud of.”

The evaluation is mandated by the Maui County Charter and took several factors into consideration including: demonstration of leadership; communication; the annual review and update of the MFD strategic plan; department participation in community activities; maintaining leadership, while promoting a professional presence in the community; managing the department’s budget; implementation of new and progressive training programs; cooperation with other departments and agencies; and the additional challenge of supervising the transfer of the Ocean Safety Division from the Department of Parks and Recreation, to the Department of Fire and Public Safety.

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