History

The Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association (HFCA) was organized on August 25, 1978, by a group of Chief Officers from various fire organizations throughout the State of Hawaii. Its first general membership meeting was held on December 1, 1978, at the Top of the Q in Pearl Harbor and consisted of approximately 38 active and 29 associate members. The HFCA’s 1st Annual Conference was held from November 30 to December 2, 1979 at the Holiday Inn on the island of Kauai.

Today, our membership number over 150 active and associate members. Participation at our annual conferences, as well as our vendor sponsorship program, has realized a substantial growth.

As originally developed by our predecessors, we still employ its original purpose “To cultivate a closer fraternal fellowship between the several branches of the fire service throughout the State of Hawaii, and to conduct research and study of major problems, develop and effectuate educational programs, and serve as the recognized organization for the exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and experience in areas affecting the safety of life and property.”

Our membership will continue to grow and so will our contribution and support of fire organizations throughout the State of Hawaii.