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Manager of the Year
Battalion Chief Dave Takehara
Battalion Chief (BC) Dave Takehara is assigned to Fire Operations and provides administrative support for the Honolulu Fire Department's (HFD) rural divisions. He is the driving force for All-Hazards Incident Management Team training; coordinated the HFD's first Basic Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Awareness training; implemented the HFD's Fire Fighter (FF) III orientation training; and assisted with the City's updated tsunami inundation zone identifications. In addition to his usual workload, he shares his vast experience as a paramedic, hazmat technician, rescue technician, and USAR team member through lectures and training. BC Takehara serves the HFD and those around him with fervor and is an exemplary HFD Manager.
Employee of the Year
Fire Captain Debbi Eleneki
As the HFD's first female FF and Fire Captain, Debbi Eleneki exceeds the expectations of public safety professionals. In her special assignment at the Administrative Services Bureau, she works tirelessly to procure the best fire fighting apparatuses and equipment in order to protect HFD forces so they may better serve the community. Her work ethic is inspirational to those around her. Captain Eleneki embodies the HFD's motto of Pride, Service, Dedication.
Civilian Employee of the Year
Although Gloria is an employee of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS), she makes tremendous contributions to the HFD. She developed several tracking programs to keep the HFD current with utility payments and vendor invoice processing. She also works with many HFD divisions to follow up on pending invoices and payments. Her understanding of BFS policy and processes and her friendly and tireless attitude are outstanding and have proven to be the root of success for the HFD and its vendors. The HFD is proud to honor Gloria as our Civilian Employee of the Year.
|Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 15, 2011|