Talmadge Magno

Civil Defense Agency, County of Hawaii
Interim Director and Administrator

Talmadge Magno is director and administrator of the Civil Defense Agency for Hawai’i  County.

He is a graduate of Hilo High and University of Hawaii Hilo with a BA in Geography and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Basic Law Enforcement Academy.   Retired as National Park Service (NPS) Ranger, with 30 years and worked in; all hazard emergency management, law enforcement, emergency medical services and firefighting.

He previously served as the Chief Ranger of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for 8 years prior to retirement.  Twenty years served with special events and tactics teams with the NPS.


February 15, 2018
Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption
November 16, 2017
How Prepared is Hawai’i for a Major Emergency or Crisis?