LIHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Fire Department’s headquarters will move to a new location at the Lihu‘e Civic Center at 4444 Rice St. in Lihu‘e.
The relocation will begin Wednesday and end by April 2, the county states in a news release.
“We are very excited to move into our new location,” Kaua‘i Fire Chief Robert Westerman said. “The new headquarters will be closer to other county offices and allows our personnel the space to function more effectively. We want to thank everyone who worked hard over the past three years to make this happen.”
The fire department’s headquarters is currently located at the Hale Pumehana Building on Akahi Street and houses the department’s administration, and ocean safety, training and fire prevention bureaus.
The office will not accept walk-in appointments between Wednesday and Monday, April 2. Personnel will have limited computer access during the five-day move.
However, all phone lines will be forwarded to a live operator to assist callers, the county reported.
All staff phone numbers will remain unchanged.
Those needing to have their building plans reviewed or who would like to apply for a temporary structure permit with the Fire Prevention Bureau before April 2 are asked to call 241-4985.
For more information about the relocation, call 241-4980.