HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Emergency Management Agency’s new interim leader officially starts tomorrow.

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Darryl Oliveira was announced as the the interim administrator on Friday, Aug. 25.

He’s no stranger to disasters.

Oliveira spent 31 years as a firefighter on the big island, and 9 of those years as the fire chief.

He also spent 3 years as head of the Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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Former MEMA administrator – Herman Andaya – resigned, citing health reasons, after major backlash for defending his decision to not sound the sirens during the wildfires.