LIST: Maui Fire Department Promotions

April 2, 2020, 9:24 PM HST · Updated April 2, 9:24 PM
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The Maui Fire Department recently announced the following promotions:

Jorgen Ka’ohele Busby, Jeremy Javier, Maroe Smith, Modesto Jacinto Jr, Michael Mullalley, Jeffrey Robson and Michael Howe have all been promoted to Fire Captain. Michael Gormley has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

Ka’ohele Busby joined the Maui Fire Department in 1999. He has worked as a Fire Fighter I in Ho’olehua, Molokaʻi. Following his promotion to Fire Fighter III in 2014, he worked out of the stations in Kaunakakai and Ho’olehua. With his promotion to Captain, Busby will return to Ho’olehua.

Javier joined the department in 2001. As a Fire Fighter I, he was assigned to stations on Lanai and in Makawao. In 2009 he was promoted to Fire Fighter III, and worked in the Fire Prevention Bureau, as well as on Engine companies in Wailea and Kahului. Javier has been assigned to Ho’olehua, Molokai for his initial assignment as Captain. Javier is part of the department’s Community Services Committee.

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Smith joined the department in 2001. He was assigned to stations in Kaunakakai, Nāpili, Pāʻia, Wailuku and Makawao as a Fire Fighter I. He served as a Fire Fighter II in Kahului on both Haz Mat 10 and Rescue 10. In 2015 he was promoted to Fire Fighter III, working in the Fire Prevention Bureau, as well as on Engine companies in Kīhei and Pāʻia, before returning to the Rescue company in Kahului. As a Captain, Smith has been assigned to Wailea station.

Jacinto Jr. joined to Maui Fire Department in 2005. As a Fire Fighter I, he worked in Makawao, Wailea and Kahului. In 2012 he was promoted to Fire Fighter II, serving on both Haz Mat 10 and Rescue 10. After Jacinto’s 2014 promotion to Fire Fighter III, he served in the Training Bureau and on the Ladder Company in Wailea, before returning to Kahului, working with the Engine, Haz Mat and Rescue companies. With his promotion to Captain, he is assigned to the Wailuku Station.

Mullalley joined the department in 2005, working in Ho’olehua and on Lānaʻi, as well on both the Engine and Ladder companies in Wailea as a Fire Fighter I. In 2014 he was promoted to Fire Fighter III, assigned to the Puko’o station on Molokai, as well as in Nāpili and Wailea. Mullalley will be a Captain at the Kīhei Station. Mullalley is part of the Fireground Operations and Ocean Safety cadres.

Robson joined the department in 2005. During his time as a Fire Fighter I, he worked in Wailea, Kaunakakai, Kula and Kīhei. After his 2017 promotion to Fire Fighter III he worked in the Training Bureau, before returning to Kīhei. He will return to the Training Bureau with his promotion to Captain.
Jeffrey is the Director of the Department’s Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Training program and serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Team.

Howe joined the Maui Fire Department in 2008. As a Fire Fighter I, he was assigned to Wailea and Lahaina stations. In 2016, he was promoted to Fire Fighter III, working at Puko’o station, in the Fire Prevention and Training bureaus, as well as working on the Ladder Company in Lahaina. With his promotion to Captain, he has been assigned to Makawao Station. He serves on the department’s Fireground Operations cadre.

Gormley joined the department in 1996. During his time as a Fire Fighter I he worked in Kaunakakai, Nāpili, Pāʻia and Wailuku. In 2018 he was promoted to Fire Fighter III and has worked in the Training and Fire Prevention bureaus. As a Lieutenant, he will continue to work in the Fire Prevention Bureau.

All of these promotions went in effect in March 1, 2020.

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