Maui's New Deputy Fire Chief Announced

Fire Captain Robert Shimada
Fire Captain Robert Shimada

WAILUKU (KHNL) -- Fire Captain Robert Shimada has been selected as Deputy Fire Chief.

The 19-year member of the Maui Fire Department replaces Deputy Fire Chief Neal Bal.

Shimada has served nearly all of his 19 years with MFD on the West side at the Lahaina and Napili fire stations.

"Robert is one of the most diligent people I know, and he is extremely dedicated to our department and to the people we serve," said incoming Chief Jeffrey Murray.

Shimada has served alonside Murray at the Lanai and Lahaina fire stations since becoming Captain in 2001.

Shimada's appointment takes effect April 15.