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Leaking propane tank left next to highway shuts down traffic in Keaau

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:29 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 23) to an area about 200 yards east of the Keaau Transfer Station on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) for a leaking propane tank alongside the roadway.

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Volcano fire station apparatus and crews moved from Kilauea Military Camp to various locations

Due to the continued Halema‘uma‘u collapse events and the degradation of Highway 11 between the 28 to 32-mile marker, the Volcano Fire Station apparatus, and personnel, which were located within the National Park at the former Kilauea Military Camp (Station 19), have been temporarily relocated to safer locations.

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Fire Department 9-1-1 operators recognized in April

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is held every year during the second full week of April. This year it falls during the week of April 8-14, 2018. The Hawaii Fire Department would like to take this time to recognize our telecommunications personnel for their service and commitment to the profession. We extend our appreciation for […]

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Fire Department warns of telephone scam asking for donations

The County of Hawai’i Fire Department is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving solicitations for donations for the Department. “The Fire Department does not solicit money over the phone,” Chief Darren Rosario said. “In the event of such a call, residents should notify the Police Department on their non-emergency phone line.”

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Pagan and Kim are East Hawaii’s Officer and Firefighter of the year

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Ryan Pagan as “Officer of the Year” and Captain Garrett Kim as “Fire Fighter of the Year” in a dinner ceremony Thursday evening (March 24).

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Resetnikov to move to Denver for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury

Injured firefighter shows encouraging signs of recovery

Resetnikov to move to Denver for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury

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The Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve trailhead at the end of Captain's Drive/Ala Kapena Drive in Glenwood, Hawaii. Officially the trail is closed but hikers and hunters often enter the area. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hikers are rescued from forest reserve in Volcano Sunday (Oct 26)

Fire/rescue crews answered an 11:34 a.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 26) for two lost hikers on the Captain’s Drive/Ala Kapena Drive trail in the Volcano area. Ground crews and Chopper One were dispatched for the search.

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Search for missing fisherman at Pohoiki Bay ends

Search and rescue crews concluded their final day of searching for a missing fisherman, Charles Rosecranes, Saturday (Oct 4). Rosecranes was swept off his boat 1 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 1) into Pohoiki Bay. Rosencranes was making engine repairs to the 15-foot boat he and a friend were operating when he fell overboard. Rosecranes was last […]

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Fireworks permits go on sale Sunday (June 29)

Fire Chief Darren Rosario announced that fireworks permits will be issued beginning Sunday, June 29, 2014 at some locations for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. Three public fireworks displayed announced.

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Fire Department graduates 13 new fire fighters

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fire Department hosted commencement exercises for its 42nd Fire Fighter Recruit Class on Saturday, April 12 at the Courtyard Marriot King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. The new Fire Fighters are: Kyle Muin, Chad Rapozo, Michael Masuda, Monalisa Durkan, Dave Yamagata Jr., Tai Scarbrough, Riley Archibald, Kristopher Armijo, Neil Cho, Adam Tabieros, […]

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Sergeant James Correa, at left, and Captain Darwin Okinaka display plaques from the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi honoring them as 'Officer of the Year' and 'Firefighter of the Year.'

Aloha Exchange Club announces Officer and Firefighter of the Year

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Sergeant James Correa as “Officer of the Year” and Captain Darwin Okinaka as “Firefighter of the Year” in a dinner ceremony Thursday evening (March 20). Sergeant Correa, who joined the Police Department in March 1998, is assigned to the South Hilo District, where he heads the Special […]

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Regarding new minimum qualifications for fire fighter recruitment

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai`i Fire Department announces the following due to changes in the prerequisites for entry into the Kapiolani Community College Emergency Medical Technician Course required by all new Fire Fighter Recruits. All Fire Fighter Recruit applicants considered for hire by the Hawai`i Fire Department shall have completed an English 100 (ENG 100) and […]

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EMS Family Fun Run/Walk (Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii)

Fire Department’s 13th annual EMS run

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week, the Hawai’i Fire Department is sponsoring their 13th annual EMS Family Fun Run/Walk, Keiki Fun Run, and Health Fair on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The event will take place at Lili’uokalani Park in Hilo, and the public is invited to participate. The 5K Family Fun Run […]

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Body recovered from bottom of Kohala cliff

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Fire Department reports it recovered the body of a man Friday evening in the area of “Hapu” near Kapanaia in North Kohala. Shoreline fisherman reported seeing a body on the shoreline rocks in an area that can only be accessed by four-wheel drive vehicles, according to the Fire Deparment. Crews from […]

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