Meet the EMS Team

Meet the Emergency Medical Services Team

The Emergency Medical Services team is led by EMS Acting 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.
  • Howard Fujimoto

    Acting Assistant Chief for Operations, Chief of Operations
    Chief Fujimoto's career with Honolulu EMS started in 1990 as an EMT and 3 years prior with a private ambulance firm (International Life Support). He graduated from the Kapi'olani Community College Paramedic program in 1991. Chief Fujimoto worked the next 30 years as a Paramedic, Supervisor and then a District Chief. He is currently assigned as the Acting Assistant Chief of Operations.
  • 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

  • Stacy Yoshikawa

    District Chief
  • Darcel Hee

    District Chief
  • Justin Santiago

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Brandon Ige

    Unit Supervisor
    'Ewa Beach
  • Scott Kirley

    Unit Supervisor
    Makakilo
  • Leonard Chong, TA

    Unit Supervisor
    Waianae
  • Sunny Fitzgerald

    Unit Supervisor
    Waipahū
  • Yvonne Nelson, TA

    Unit Supervisor
    Nānākuli

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
  • Jared Tanouye

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Jack Nagaishi

    Unit Supervisor
    Metro One
  • Brent Shimabukuro

    Unit Supervisor
    Baker One
  • Kea Smith

    Unit Supervisor
    Salt Lake
  • Derrick Okamoto

    Unit Supervisor
    Charlie One
  • Shaun Takeshita

    Unit Supervisor
    Pāwaʻa One

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

  • Frank Gregorio

    District Chief
  • Howard Fujimoto

    District Chief
  • Jason Moses, TA

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Jon Kurosu

    Unit Supervisor
    Hawaiʻi Kai
  • Ray Franco, TA

    Unit Supervisor
    Waimānalo
  • Laura Kumamoto

    Unit Supervisor
    Wailupe
  • Tony Altomare

    Unit Supervisor
    Kailua
  • Belinda Lee

    Unit Supervisor
    Kāneʻohe

District 4

Customer Service number: (808) 723-7969

Area of Coverage

Central Oʻahu to North Shore ('Aiea , Waipio, Wahiawa, Waialua, Kahuku)  

Responsibilities

District Chiefs

  • Sonya Austin

    District Chief
  • Crista Broxson

    District Chief
  • Theresa McGregor

    District Chief
  • Vacant TA

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Shara Molina

    Unit Supervisor
    ʻAiea
  • Felimon Juliano

    Unit Supervisor
    Kahuku
  • Ruddy Hernandez, TA

    Unit Supervisor
    Wahiawā
  • Julie Watanuki

    Unit Supervisor
    Waipio
  • William Batalon, TA

    Unit Supervisor
    Waialua

Training

District Chief

  • Anthony Young

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Matt Lamke

    Unit Supervisor

Communications

District Chief

  • Frannie Chung

    District Chief

Unit Supervisors

  • Diana Chun

    Unit Supervisor
  • Sherryann Murphy

    Unit Supervisor
  • Natasha Hee

    Unit Supervisor
  • Jansen Fukuda

    Unit Supervisor

Support Services

District Chief

  • Isaac Tejada

    District Chief
  • Vacant

    District Chief
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