MFD Announces Promotions
MFD News Release
Fire Chief David Thyne and the rest of the Maui Fire Department are proud to announce the following promotions: Jorgen Ka’ohele Busby, Jeremy Javier, Maroe Smith, Modesto Jacinto Jr, Michael Mullalley, Jeffrey Robson and Michael Howe have all been promoted to Fire Captain. Michael Gormley has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Jorgen Ka’ohele Busby joined the Maui Fire Department in 1999. He has worked as a Fire Fighter I in Ho’olehua, Molokai. Following his promotion to Fire Fighter III in 2014, he worked out of the stations in Kaunakakai and Ho’olehua. With his promotion to Captain, Busby will return to Ho’olehua.
Jorgen is a 1988 graduate of Molokai High and Intermediate. He and his wife Malia reside in Kalae, Molokai with their two children.
Jeremy Javier joined the department in 2001. As a Fire Fighter I, he was assigned to stations on Lanai and in Makawao. In 2009 he was promoted to Fire Fighter III, and worked in the Fire Prevention Bureau, as well as on Engine companies in Wailea and Kahului. Javier has been assigned to Ho’olehua, Molokai for his initial assignment as Captain.
Several of the other promoted personnel also served on Molokai during their careers.