About Us


Mission Statement

Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union is committed to providing quality, personal, financial services to our member-owners while ensuring safety and soundness.

It’s all part of the credit union’s commitment to our members to be Your Lifeline for a Lifetime!


Our History

In 1937, a group of 11 Honolulu fire fighters wanted to promote cooperative financial assistance among their brotherhood of fellow fire fighters and began what was then known as Honolulu Firemen Federal Credit Union.  Since that small start on January 6, 1937, we’ve grown to become the state’s only fire fighters’ credit union serving not just active fire fighters, but also those who are members of the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association.

Today as Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union we serve members throughout the world and continue to focus on meeting the financial needs of Honolulu’s fire fighters.


Commitment to Credit Union Values

As a federally-chartered, federally-insured financial cooperative, Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union is a member-owned and member-governed financial institution like its other 7,000 peer institutions throughout the country.  Overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of active credit union members, HFDFCU is built on and operated today on the principles of the entire credit union industry, which are:

  • Voluntary Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Members’ Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training & Information
  • Cooperation among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community


While the products and services we provide may look and feel exactly the same as those offered by our non-credit union institutions, our purpose is vastly different.  Learn more about the difference between credit unions and banks in our easy-to-follow comparison.