Oliveira tapped to lead Maui Emergency Management Agency


Maui Mayor Richard Bissen this afternoon named Big Island resident Darryl Oliveira, former head of Hawaii County Civil Defense, to be the interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency.

Oliveira also formerly was chief of the Hawaii Fire Department.

Oliveira succeeds Herman Andaya, who resigned in the aftermath of the Aug. 8 wildfire disaster.

Andaya, who was publicly criticized for the agency’s response to the fires, cited health concerns as his reason for resigning.

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