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Maui Mayor Richard Bissen today named Darryl Oliveira, former head of Hawaii County Civil Defense, to be the interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency.
Oliveira is also a former chief of the Hawaii County Fire Department.
Oliveira succeeds Herman Andaya who resigned in the aftermath of the Aug. 8 wildfire disaster.
Maui Mayor Richard Bissen and other county, state and federal officials are holding a press conference at 3:30 p.m. today to provide an update on wildfire disaster response efforts in Hawaii.
Speakers include Maui Police Chief John Pelletier; Maui Fire Chief Brad Ventura; Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, State Incident Commander; Special Agent in Charge Steven Merrill, FBI Honolulu Division; and Michelle Kauhane, Hawaii Community Foundation
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