HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui County announced that the ‘ohana of Tre’ Evans-Dumaran confirmed the passing of Firefighter Tre this morning on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Chelsie Evans, Tre’s mother said, “We want to thank the entire community for the outpouring of love during this time. My heart tells me that Tre’ wants to say thank you for loving his family, his fire ‘ohana, his friends during this time. He’d want people to keep giving blood, to keep doing your part as a hero, in the way he lived every day on Earth.”

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According to Maui County, Fire Chief Brad Ventura and Tre’s firefighter ‘ohana are comforting and supporting his family.

Tre, 24, was swept out to sea while responding to emergency calls during flash floods in Kihei.

Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. offered his condolences to Tre’s ‘ohana.

The family requests privacy during this time.

Maui County Officials released statements today honoring Tre’s work and his memory.

Fire Chief Brad Ventura stated that “today brought devastating news to our firefighting ‘ohana. One loss is one too many and while we face the tremendous loss of one of our own, we are united in the strength we want to give to Tre’s family and to each other. The amount of support from throughout our community and beyond Maui has been incredible.”

“We’ve all felt the depth of aloha and it makes all the difference. Tre’ loved being a firefighter and he loved those he worked with. Serving the community came naturally to him because he was so happy to serve people,” Ventura added.

“We’re especially devastated by the turn of events. My heart was broken by the news. Every day our emergency responders put their lives at risk to help others, looking out for the community they serve. This is a reminder of that risk and the courageous work they do for all of us. In his fight to recover, we rallied behind Tre’ just as he would for others,” said Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr.

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“We will focus on supporting Tre’s ‘ohana and fellow firefighters with comfort and prayers,” concluded Bissen, Jr.