Meet the EMS Team

Meet the Emergency Medical Services Team

The Emergency Medical Services Team is led by Acting EMS Chief Spencer Yamamoto.

Leadership

  • Spencer Yamamoto

    Acting EMS Chief
    I began my career with the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services in 1998. I have been an EMT, Paramedic, Supervisor, Temporary Assignment as District Chief, and now I am serving as Acting Chief of EMS. I graduated from Kapiʻolani Community College’s EMT and Paramedic Program with an Associates Degree. I graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters degree in Physiology with a specialty in Exercise Physiology. Formerly involved with Hawaiʻi’s USAR Team (Civil Defense) Rail Response Team, and the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) team.
  • Christopher Sloman

    Chief of Operations
    Chief Sloman believes people want to work - and will work - for humble leaders who create environments where their accomplishments are recognized and appreciated. Chief Sloman has been in emergency services for more than 30 years and earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from New Mexico State University.
  • Korey Chock

    Assistant Chief of Professional Standards
    Chief Chock has 22 years in Emergency Services that include time spent working in EMS systems and Fire/EMS systems. Prior to becoming an Assistant Chief, he spent 15 years as a front line Paramedic, 11 of which were as a dual Paramedic/Firefighter. As an Assistant Chief he assists in the development of policies, procedures and medical directives. He also manages and oversees quality assurance and quality improvement measurements and initiatives, which includes the initial and on-going training of current and new employees.
  • Lorrin Okumura

    Assistant Chief for Support Services
    Chief Okumura has been with Honolulu EMS for 26 years. He has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, Supervisor, Safety Specialist II. He has a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education/Health from the University of Hawaiʻi and an Associates Degree from Kapiʻolani Community College. In 2012, he was named City & County of Honolulu Paramedic of the Year and Honolulu Emergency Services Employee of the Year in 2016.

District 1

Customer Service number: (808) 723-7832

Area of Coverage

Leeward Oʻahu (Mākaha, Waʻianae, Nānākuli, Māʻili, Kapolei, Makakilo, ʻEwa Beach, Pearl City (West side of Waimano Home Road), Waipahū, Waipiʻo, Mililani, Whitmore, Waialua, North Shore (Haleʻiwa side of Pūpūkea Road)

Responsibilities

District Chiefs

  • Darcel Hee

    District Chief
  • Justin Santiago

    District Chief
  • Laurie Grace

    District Chief
  • Stacy Yoshikawa

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Shirley Ann Cazinha

    Unit Supervisor
    Waialua
  • Isaac Tejada

    Unit Supervisor
    Waiʻanae
  • Theresa McGregor

    Unit Supervisor
    Waipahū
  • Scott Kirley

    Unit Supervisor
    Makakilo
  • Crista Broxson

    Unit Supervisor
    Wahiawā
  • Marie Hathaway

    Unit Supervisor
    Waipio
  • Julie Watanuki

    Unit Supervisor
    ʻEwa Beach
  • Sonya Austin

    Unit Supervisor
    Nānākuli
  • Kameron Aceret

    Unit Supervisor

District 2

Customer Service number: (808) 723-7844

Area of Coverage

Central Oʻahu (Pearl City, ʻAiea, Hālawa, Pearl Harbor, Hickam, Māpunapuna, Salt Lake, Sand Island, Kalihi, Downtown Honolulu, Waikīkī, Makiki)

Responsibilities

District Chiefs

  • Kenny Faria

    District Chief
  • Jonathan Hong

    District Chief
  • Kelly Yamamoto

    District Chief
  • Frank Gregorio

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Derrick Okamoto

    Unit Supervisor
    Charlie One
  • Shaun Takeshita

    Unit Supervisor
    Metro One
  • Jack Nagaishi

    Unit Supervisor
    Pāwaʻa One
  • Shara Molina

    Unit Supervisor
    ʻAiea
  • Brent Shimabukuro

    Unit Supervisor
    Baker One
  • Kea Smith

    Unit Supervisor
    Salt Lake
  • Brandon Ige

    Unit Supervisor
    Makiki

District 3

Customer Service number: (808) 723-7917

Area of Coverage

East Oʻahu to North Shore (Wailupe, Hawaiʻi Kai, Waimānalo, Kailua, Kāneʻohe, Kahaluʻu, Hauʻula, Kaʻaʻawa, Kahuku, Sunset Beach, Kahuku side of Pūpūkea Rd.)

Responsibilities

District Chiefs

  • Jonathan Lee

    District Chief
  • Jared Tanouye

    District Chief
  • Howard Fujimoto

    District Chief
  • Arnold Paragoso

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Jason Moses

    Unit Supervisor
    Waimānalo
  • Laura Kumamoto

    Unit Supervisor
    Wailupe
  • Tony Altomare

    Unit Supervisor
    Kailua
  • Belinda Lee

    Unit Supervisor
    Kāneʻohe
  • Felimon Juliano

    Unit Supervisor
    Kahuku
  • Jon Kurosu

    Unit Supervisor
    Hawaiʻi Kai

Training

District Chief

  • Anthony Young

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Matt Lamke

    Unit Supervisor
  • Pua Tuulima

    Unit Supervisor
  • Judy Kakazu

    Unit Supervisor

Communications

District Chief

  • Vacant

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Sherryann Murphy

    Unit Supervisor
  • Vacant

    Unit Supervisor
  • Diana Chun

    Unit Supervisor
  • Frannie Chung

    Unit Supervisor

Support Services

District Chief

  • Vacant

    District Chief
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