HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu lifeguard Bryan Phillips was named as the City’s 2020 Employee of the Year by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Oct. 30.
Phillips is a rescue watercraft operator on the North Shore and has saved countless lives during his 16-year career.
He is also the organizer of the Junior Lifeguard Program and has taught thousands of keiki about the importance of ocean safety.
Phillips began his ocean safety career in the junior lifeguard program, which inspired him to become a Water Safety Officer.
A total of 15 other Honolulu lifeguards were honored with the Valor Award following two incidents last year.