Neves chosen as new Honolulu fire chief

Published On: Jan 24 2013 05:43:04 PM HST

The Honolulu Fire Commission named a new fire chief for the Honolulu Fire Department on Thursday.

HONOLULU -

The Honolulu Fire Commission chose Manny Neves as the 34th fire chief for the Honolulu Fire Department.

The commission interviewed nine candidates after former chief Kenneth Silva retired last December.

Neves is a 32-year veteran of HFD.

"Our firefighters serve the community.  We have to make sure we give them the right resources, training and, most importantly, make sure they go home everyday," said Neves.

Neves left HFD in 2011 to serve as the fire chief for the Barking Sands Fire Department in Kekaha on Kauai.

He will start his new job on Feb. 16.

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