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.


March 29, 2019
Kilauea Volcano Update & Post Eruption Recovery Efforts
February 15, 2018
Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption
November 16, 2017
How Prepared is Hawai’i for a Major Emergency or Crisis?