Ocean Safety Division was moved from County of Maui Parks and Recreation to the Maui Fire Department back in January 2017. All radio operations tied with the Maui Fire Department radio system.
As part of the island-wide 9-1-1 Emergency System, all
Ocean Safety Officers (OSO), or lifeguards, are on duty every day from 8:00 am - 4:45 pm.
OSOare trained above and beyond Unites States Lifesaving Association (USLA) certification and all are certified in American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Health Care Provider and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). Each OSO is skilled in rescue techniques using equipment such as rescue boards, tubes and fins, jet skis, four-wheel drive ATV's, and first aid supplies.
South Side: Kamaole 1, 2, 3 Beach Parks,
Makena State Park (a.k.a. Big Beach)
West Side: Hanakao'o Beach (a.k.a. Canoe Beach, DT Flemming Beach Park
North Shore: Kanaha Beach Park, HA Baldwin Beach Park, and Ho'okipa Beach Park
East Side: Hana Bay (Fridays during Summer and Winter Pals Program days only)