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Fire chief defends self, HFD safety record


    Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel Neves held a news conference Friday at department headquarters in Kakaako to address criticism from the firefighters union following the death of a firefighter in a water training accident in June and the injury of another in a helicopter basket fall Sept. 2.

Facing union attack after the death of one firefighter and serious injury of another, Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves on Friday defended his performance and described the criticism as “misinformation.” Read more

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