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Hawaii Fire Fighters Association endorses Kenoi


The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, representing state and county fire fighters and paramedics on the Big Island, and state and county fire fighters across the state has announced its support of Billy Kenoi for reelection as mayor of the county of Hawaii.

During his four years as chief executive officer in the toughest economic climate in the history of the county, Kenoi’s unwavering support for public safety has shown that he is the most qualified person to lead the county.

“Mayor Kenoi is committed to ensuring quality public safety services for Big Island residents and is dedicated to all of the residents and visitors on the Island of Hawaii,” HFFA President Bobby Lee said.

During his tenure, Kenoi has supported federal grant awards to the county’s fire service which resulted in more than $800,000 to upgrade fire equipment, including personal protective gear to help keep our fire fighters safe.

The construction of the Makalei station also was supported by Kenoi and with his help, the county received approximately $4 million in federal assistance. With these upgrades to the fire service, the public safety on Hawaii has been enhanced.

“HFFA has worked with Billy as Mayor and as executive assistant for Mayor Kim. He’s straight forward, honest and keeps his word,” said HFFA Hawaii Division chairman Darren “Cuz” Shimaoka.

“When everyone else is running out, our fire fighters and paramedics are running in. They are on the front line carrying out the primary responsibility of county government — maintaining a safe and healthy community for all our families. I am honored by this endorsement,” Kenoi said.

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