The Maui Fire Department is honored to announce the promotions of Five Fire Fighters. Each promotion became effective yesterday, November 16.
The five are as follows:
Chad Pacheco – promoted from Fire Fighter III (FFIII) to Fire Captain at the Kaunakakai Fire Station on Molokai. Captain Pacheco is a 15-year veteran with nine years served at the Lahaina Fire Station. He was promoted to a FFII on HazMat for six months, and then promoted to FF III working out of the Pukoo Fire Station on Molokai for the next year. From Pukoo, he transferred to the Kahului Fire Station where he was stationed until his recent promotion.
Modesto Jacinto – promoted from FFII to FFIII. He is a nine-year veteran, joining the department in April 2005. FF III Jacinto has spent time at the Makawao, Wailea and Kahului Fire Stations. He was a FF II, both on the Hazmat and Rescue Companies and is assigned to the Training Bureau.
John Rosa – promoted from FFI to FFIII. Joining the department in July, 2002 , Rosa is a 12-year veteran with four years served at the Ho’olehua Fire Station and eight years at the Kaunakakai Fire Station. He will be assigned to the Ho’olehua Fire Station.
Shane Adolpho – promoted from FF I to FF II Hazmat Technician. Hired in April, 2005, FF II Adolpho has worked at the Wailea, Hoolehua and Kahului Fire Stations. He is the first fire fighter from Molokai to earn promotion to a FF II Hazmat Technincian. He is being assigned to the Hazmat Company at the Kahului Fire Station.
Owen Deatrick – promoted from FF I to FF II Hazmat Technician. FF II Deatrick has been employed with the Fire Department for more than 12 years. He began his career with the opening of Wailea Station on Ladder 14. He transitioned to Ladder 3 in Lahaina for 2 ½ years. His last eight years has been on an Engine company in Napili on Engine 11. He is being assigned to the Hazmat Company at the Kahului Fire Station.