Vision Statement: To be the DoD model for fire & emergency services by striving for continuous improvement and providing a professional workforce adaptable to ever changing hazards.
Motto: Protecting Those Who Defend America.
Organization: FFD is comprised of 268 dedicated men and women who provide exceptional service across five divisions: Administration, Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Training, and Prevention. The department has 13 staffed fire stations located on military installations on Oahu and operates out of a headquarters facility in the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) area.
Roles and Responsibilities: The FFD believes our value will be measured by the type and quality of services provided. Appearance, attitude, training, preparedness, and professionalism is the endeavor of every member of FFD.
Area of Responsibility: FFD is a DoD consolidated fire department providing fire and emergency services to installations on Oahu and Pacific Missile Range facility on Kauai.
History: In 1924, the first Army fire station was established at Schofield Barracks. In 1926, the first Navy fire station was placed into operation at Pearl Harbor as part of the Navy Yard Fire Department. During the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, 16 active duty Navy firefighters lost their lives. In 1946, the Navy established the 14th Naval District Fire Department. By 1960, the Navy built 11 additional fire stations at various naval installations on Oahu.
In 1979, fire departments from the Navy, Army, and Air Force (except Hickam) were consolidated to form the current FFD Hawaii. In 2006, FFD acquired its current headquarters facility by consolidating 14 separate locations throughout the island into a single location. In 2010, through a joint-basing effort, FFD and the Hickam Fire Department combined to form the first DoD consolidated multi-service fire department in the world.
Accrediting Agency: FFD is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The department has been accredited for three consecutive 5-year cycles since 2010, is one of 15 accredited fire departments in the Department of Navy and one of 69 in the DoD. There are more than 29,705 fire departments throughout the United States, only 296 of which have earned accredited agency status.
FFD recognizes the military community as the reason for our presence and will continually work to provide a product deemed excellent by our customers. Our timely response in service delivery enables us to contribute to the overall security and safety of both the military and this nation.