Hawai‘i Fire Fighters Association Endorses Roz Baker for State Senate
The Hawaiʻi Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463 announced the unanimous endorsement of Roz Baker for re-election to the Hawaiʻi State Senate, 6th District, South and West Maui.
“The Hawaiʻi Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463, is very honored to endorse Roz Baker’s reelection to the State Senate,” said Robert Lee, HFFA President. “Roz Baker is a great friend and supporter of Hawaiʻi’s fire fighters. As one of the leading proponents of the Fire Fighter Cancer Presumptive Task Force established in 2016, she fought hard to ensure that in 2018, a bill was passed and on Governor Ige’s desk that improved fire fighters’ access to comprehensive medical benefits upon diagnosis from cancer presumed to arise from the profession. Senator Baker is tough as nails and is willing to make difficult decisions for the great good of our community,” said Lee.
The Hawaiʻi Fire Fighters Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for all professional fire fighters in the State of Hawaiʻi.
The HFFA represents approximately 2,000 fire fighters encompassing the jurisdictions of Kauaʻi County, Maui County (Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi), Hawaiʻi County (Big Island), the City & County of Honolulu (Oʻahu), and state airport fire rescue.
The HFFA works to ensure equal and fair treatment within the fire fighter workplace through grievance resolution, labor arbitration, and the negotiation and administration of the fire fighter’s collective bargaining agreement.
As Chair of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee, HFFA administrators say Baker championed and helped pass legislation to improve access to quality healthcare, support 100 percent renewable energy goals, and keep the economy strong. “She continues to work on issues that matter to Maui’s citizens such as affordable rental housing; highway improvements including the Lahaina Bypass; funding for the new high school in Kīhei and coral reef protection, according to the HFFA announcement.