County firefighters honored

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Frank Sayre gives the Daniel Robert Sayre award to pilot Paul Darryl for his constant bravery in saving people via helicopter during a firefighter awards ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left, Bronson Kobayashi, Max Alcover and Le'a Alcover stand together after the men were awarded for their bravery during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Councilmember Heather Kimball awards Ryan Kihara a county award for valor shown as he led a water rescue that saved two children. Fire fighters were awarded during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald State Senator Joy San Buenaventura thanks firefighters for their constant sacrifice before giving awards during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Chadwick Chun Fat smiles while he's awarded again for his consistent bravery in dire situations during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Ryan Kihara smiles while state Senator Joy San Buenaventura gives hime a state award for valor shown as he led a water rescue that saved two children. Fire fighters were awarded during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Frank Sayre, left, and Laura Mallery-Sayre smiles while council member Aaron Chung talks about the work they have done to better the Hawaii County Fire Department during an award ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Fire Chief Kazuo Todd thanks firefighters for their daily bravery during an awards ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Max Alcover is awarded for heroic efforts he demonstrated during a strenuous call for service that resulted in a young life being saved during a ceremony with the Sayre Foundation on Saturday.

Hawaii County firefighters were awarded for their professionalism, compassion, teamwork, and heroic efforts demonstrated during challenging and strenuous calls for service that resulted in lives being saved.