National Fire Protection Company
Rendell was born and raised in Honolulu and is a graduate of Maryknoll High School. He has been a licensed contractor since 1980.
Rendell started with National Fire in 1998 and in early 1999 became its owner and President. Besides running a contracting business, he has served as an instructor for continuing education programs at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus and at Honolulu Community College. He is currently the President of the newly-formed Automatic Fire Alarm Association of Hawaii. Rendell has a vision to provide fire protection education, development and training in Hawaii in a state of the art facility.
Rendell is a "people person." His easy-going, positive outlook, sense of humor and generosity has benefited many. His volunteer activities include coaching intermediate and high school basketball, sponsoring a basketball team in the annual NCAA Summer League, serving on numerous community and church boards and committees and actively mentoring Maryknoll High School and Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy students.
Vice President of Administration
David Tworkowski, SET
David "Twork" has been involved in nearly every aspect of fire protection/alarm systems for a wide range of applications in the metropolitan areas of Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Houston, Baltimore, and Honolulu. His experience with construction in special hazards, fire alarms, fire sprinklers, inspection and testing has brought a wealth of invaluable experience to the team.
Additionally, Dave has 20 years worth of experience in firefighting and emergency medicine as he is a retired Fire Captain from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue services in Rockville, Maryland. Along side of his firefighting career he has held many positions within fire protection companies ranging from; pipe fitter, inspector, electrician, technician, designer, project engineer, project manager, engineering manager, and director.
Before coming to Hawaii Dave was teaching fire protection technology at Montgomery College with an alliance partnership at University of Maryland University College. Dave was also a student of the National Firefighter Academy, National Institute of Emergency Medicine, Connecticut State Fire Academy, Emergency Management Institute, PSTA Mongomery County Fire Academy, WestConn, Naugatuck Valley Tech, Montgomery College, University of Maryland, University of New Haven, Kaplan University, and George Mason University.
David is NICET certified Level II in Special Hazards, Level IV in Fire Alarm Systems, and Level I in Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems
- “US Turnaround Manager of the Year” by the US Turnaround Management Association.
- “Honolulu Financial Services Champion” by the US Small Business Administration.
- Hawaii’s Fastest Growing Businesses.
- Hawaii’s Best Small Business.
- Hawaii’s Best Places to Work.
- Hawaii’s 40 Under 40.
- Hawaii’s Women Who Mean Business.
Island of Oahu
Senior Pre-Engineered Systems Manager
Art has been in the fire protection/suppression industry for 25 years. He is a graduate from Honolulu Community College with an Associates Degree in Fire Sciences. His work includes estimating, design, installation, project management and service manager. Art has obtained manufacturer's certifications for portable fire extinguishers, industrial and kitchen fire systems, alarms systems and HSSD.
Art's work can be seen in several different market types ranging from office, warehouse, institutional, industrial, and petrochemical type projects. Art, as a systems Subject Matter Expert (SME), has worked on Federal, State, City & County and GSA projects throughout the State of Hawaii and in the Pacific Rim.
Art is NICET certified Level I in Special Hazard Systems
Oahu Branch Manager
Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe
As Jesse was raised on firefighter stories and working with his father in his fire protection shop, Jesse has learned the trade from sources that many envy. His work ethic has earned him respect from his colleagues and has positioned him with several major manufacturer's certifications for portable fire extinguishers, industrial and kitchen fire systems, alarms systems and suppression systems.
Jesse is NICET certified level III in Fire Alarm Systems
Island of Hawaii (Big Island)
James has been in the fire protection/suppression industry for 20 years. He time spent in the United States Marine Corp - Kaneohe - Oahu has laid the basis for his knowledge, skills, and abilities. Since his Marine Corp time, James has been hard at work forming a special hazard fire protection career.
James is an absolute specialist when it comes to Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems (clean agent, wet/dry chemical, foam, sprinkler, fire pumps) for electrical power plants, industrial manufacturing, heavy machinery facilities, and fuel storage tanks/farms.
James is NICET certified Level III in Special Hazards.
Island of Kauai