Posts Tagged ‘ Hawaii County Fire Department ’

Police ID Puna Man Killed in Crash Last Thursday

October 15, 2012
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Big Island police have identified the man who died Thursday, October 11, from a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 in front of Hirano Store as 57-year-old John K. Isabel Jr. of Glenwood.   A van driven by a 33-year-old woman was heading towards Hilo when it slammed into Isabel’s station wagon.  The van flew in the air and flipped over, landing on its roof.   Bystanders helped extricate the woman from the vehicle.   When Hawaii County Fire Department personnel arrived she was sitting near the van.  They transported her to Hilo Medical Center with chest,…

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Utah Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash

October 9, 2012
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From Hawaii County Police: A 32-year-old Utah woman died Monday (October 8) from a motorcycle crash in the area of Akoni Pule Highway at the 28-mile marker in the area known as Waikama, close to Polulu Valley.   The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. A 35-year-old Utah man was operating a rented 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling northwest on Akoni Pule Highway with his wife riding on the back, when he swerved to avoid a car that crossed the centerline into his lane. The motorcycle traveled about 150 feet down a gulch. Neither rider was…

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Fire Copter Finds Nothing Strange in Kailua Bay

October 4, 2012
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Fire Copter Finds Nothing Strange in Kailua Bay

Wednesday night, Hawaii County Fire Department got a report from a bystander on shore of a possible person in the water near the turnaround buoy in Kailua Bay, the buoy that swimmers use as they swim an out-and-back course from Kamakahonu Beach next to Kailua Pier out to roughly Huggo’s and back. Around 7 p.m. Hawaii County dispatched its rescue helicopter, which used a searchlight to look in the waters near the buoy.  Fire personnel on standby at Kailua Pier with the rescue boat reported that Chopper Two, stationed at the South Kohala station, had…

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Dump Truck Tips Over in Hilo

September 11, 2012
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Hawaii County Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident Tuesday at 1:16 p.m.  on Leilani Street in Hilo between Glover and the rubbish dump.  A dump truck carrying aggregate tipped on the passenger side. Fire personnel arrived to find the driver had gotten himself out of the vehicle.  Diesel and oil spilled off the roadway, and the Hawaii County Hazmat team from the Waiakea Station responded.    

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Help Firefighters Today, Saturday, at Online Auction

September 4, 2012
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Help Firefighters Today, Saturday, at Online Auction

The Daniel R. Sayre Foundation is taking its fundraiser online. This year, instead of its gala dinner and silent auction, the community is asked to support the Hawaii County Fire Department by visiting the foundation’s website and bidding on a variety of items.   The online auction is today,  Saturday, September 8, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time at www.DanielSayreFoundation.com.   In addition to the auction, supporters can go online and pledge financial support for the purchase of equipment and training items needed by the island’s fire and rescue personnel.   And you…

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DLNR Warns Public to Stay Away from the Dead Whale and Sharks

August 23, 2012
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is warning the  public to keep out of the nearshore and ocean waters off Pahoa, due to the  presence of tiger sharks that are being attracted to a decomposing 50-foot  long sperm whale carcass.   DLNR?s aquatic resources and enforcement divisions are working together to  post shark warning signs and to direct the public to stay out of the water  within one mile on either side of where the carcass located on the rocky  shoreline in front of the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision.   Numerous sharks are present and…

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Fire Teams Extinguish Hilo House Fire Friday Night

August 18, 2012
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Hawaii County Fire Department crews were called to a fire in a single family residence at 10 Manaolana Place  just off Wainuenue Avenue in Hilo Friday evening just after 7:15 p.m.  They say when they arrived the fire was spreading from the garage to the two-story residence, and was around 60% involved. They were able to stop the fire from advancing any further into the 4,000-square-foot residence.  Firefighters estimated the damage at around $250,000.   The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross also responded to the scene to offer assistance to…

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Two Car Accident Closes Saddle Road, Starts Fire

July 21, 2012
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A two-car motor vehicle accident closed Saddle Road for around 70 minutes Saturday morning around 10:30 a.m.  When fire and medics arrived on the scene at Mile Marker 50, they found both cars off the road with one car fully engulfed in flames.  The vegetation on the side of the road was also on fire. The vehicles’ occupants were out of the cars, with no injuries.   Police closed Saddle Road because of smoke blowing across the road and because of the firefighting operations. Pohakuloa Training Area fire crews assisted Hawaii County Fire Department with fighting…

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Police Investigating Car/Ped Incident in Ocean View

July 14, 2012
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Hawaii County Fire Department’s unit stationed in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates responded Saturday to what they described as a motor vehicle/pedestrian  incident on Highway 11 close to Mile Marker 85, near Manuka State Park,   They found a 20-year-old male on the side of the road with an injury to his arm.   The Fire Department used Chopper 2 to transport the young man to Kona Community Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. Hawaii Police Department is investigating the incident.  No further information about the injured man nor the incident is available at this time.

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Fire Department Still Monitoring Hina Lani Fire

July 8, 2012
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Fire Department Still Monitoring Hina Lani Fire

Hawaii County Fire Department will remain at the site of the brushfire which erupted Wednesday afternoon. The fire is completely contained, but there have been hotspots inside the fire perimeter.  On Saturday, firefighters extinguished five or six hotspots, and one more Sunday morning.  Fire Captain Brent Matsuda did a walkaround and survery of the perimeter Saturday afternoon and recommended fire crews stay on the scene through Sunday.  Sunday at 11:30, there was a fairly large flare-up in the middle of the burned area.  That’s fairly common with brushfires, as often the fire will smolder underground…

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Hope Grows Dim in Search for Missing Boy

July 8, 2012
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Hope Grows Dim in Search for Missing Boy

The Hawaii County Fire Department is continuing the search for Tylor Madoff, 15, the New York boy who was swept into the ocean at Ka’awaloa Point at Kealakekua Bay on Wednesday afternoon. Madoff, a student at Scarsdale High School in White Plains, New York,  was on a guided kayak tour  with about a dozen teens and four adults. Madoff and another 15-year-old boy, who were kayaking together, separated from the group and paddled to shore. They were exploring a tidal pool when high waves washed them into the ocean  about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday.  They were…

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Fire Volunteers Host July 4 Pancake Breakfast

July 4, 2012
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Fire Volunteers Host July 4 Pancake Breakfast

Hawaii County Fire Department’s Volunteer Company 7 is hosting a Fourth of July pancake breakfast this morning, Wednesday, July 4, at the Palisades Community Center.  The public is invited to the center at the bottom of Ka’iminani, right next to the volunteer fire station from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Hawaii County Fire Department supplements its full-time, paid fire teams with more than 200 volunteers islandwide.    Fire Chief Rosario says the volunteers are trained just as the full-time firefighters are.  One of the only things they  are not  allowed to do is  go into…

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Zodiac at Honokohau Explodes, Fire Department to the Rescue

July 4, 2012
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Hawaii County Fire Department’s Kailua Station responded Tuesday evening at 6:25 p.m. to an explosion on a commercial Zodiac being launched at Honokohau Harbor. Fire Department reports say that apparently gasoline fumes below the deck ignited and exploded while the 25-foot Zodiac was being launched for commercial use.  The owner/operator, deckhands, and bystanders extinguished the flames with hand-held fire extinguishers. The vessel was said to have an automatic extinguishing system.  A male, was taken to Kona Hospital in good condition by the Fire Department’s ambulance.    He was talking and walking.  He suffered a laceration to…

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