Voice of Stephanie Salazar

HAWAII COUNTY, Hawaii: With the public hearings completed, the fire commission took a vote and has chosen Darren Rosario as the new Hawaii County Fire Chief.

Rosario is seen in this video at the Moses building fire in Downtown Hilo last Halloween,

An Assistant Fire Chief, Rosario was chosen by the fire commission from among the five finalists.

As chief, Rosario will overseen approximately 350 fire fighters, twenty fire stations, water safety officers, as well as volunteer fire fighters and administrative staff. …and the department’s more than $35 million dollar budget.

Rosario takes over for the retired Chief Darryl Olivera.