Maui Civil Defense Name Change

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Information and News Releases

As of November 29, 2016, the Maui County Civil Defense Agency has been officially renamed the Maui County Emergency Management Agency. The name change was directed by voters who chose to change the agency’s title via charter amendment during the November 8th General Election for the State of Hawaii.


The Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 is obsolete and has been replaced by the federal emergency management system.  The name change brings the agency into conformity with nationwide and statewide practices in emergency management.


The change will be reflected in the coming months on all official county documents in print and online. (From KITV)