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Fire Department welcomes 41st recruit class

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fire Department held commencement exercises for its 41st Firefighter Recruit Class on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The new firefighters are: Owen Tomori, Shane Perry, Dalton Kiko, Christian Cook, Christopher Almodova, Kevin Kapsky, Matthew Case, Catlin Peterson, Chad Kawazoe, Nathan Lee, Kahlil Dupuis, Tyler Nishimura, […]

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Kaiser donates $3,500 to Fire Department

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $3,500 in grant funding to the Hawaii Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase digital camera equipment, which will allow the HFD to better document injury occurrence at traffic accidents and assist medical emergency professionals in their assessment and treatment of victims. “We are very appreciative of […]

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Collection of unwanted, illegal, damaged fireworks (April 27)

MEDIA RELEASE Fire Chief Darren Rosario has announced the implementation of a program designed for the collection of unwanted, illegal, and/or damaged fireworks. Until now, no program existed to allow for the proper disposal of unwanted fireworks. The county Fire Department will be conducting a “one day only” fireworks collection campaign. Members of the public […]

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Crews rescue opihi picker at Kings Landing

Hawaii 24/7 Fire and rescue crews responded to cries for help early Friday from an opihi picker who was swept into the ocean at Kings Landing in Hilo. The victim was pulled to the shore by bystanders shortly after 8 a.m. Emergency crews administered CPR and transported the victim to Hilo Medical Center. No other […]

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CERT training in Kapaau begins Feb. 16

MEDIA RELEASE The county Civil Defense Agency and Fire Department have scheduled a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training in Kapaau for four consecutive Saturdays starting Feb. 16 and ending March 9. This is an in-depth emergency response training course that is fully funded by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security and presented by […]

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Search for missing diver off Honaunau ends

The search concluded Sunday (Feb 3) for a missing diver off the coast of Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. The missing diver was identified as Jeremiah Nathan of Kealakekua. Nathan was last seen on Wednesday (Jan 30) at the park at about 4 p.m. His keys, wallet and cellphone were found in his truck […]

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A C-130 takes off from Barbers Point, Oahu. (File Photo courtesy of USCG)

Search for missing diver off Honaunau resumes without success Friday (Feb 1)

The search continued Friday (Feb 1) for a missing diver off the coast of Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. The missing diver was last seen on Wednesday (Jan 30) at the park at about 4 p.m. The man’s keys, wallet and cellphone were found in his truck at the park.

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Fireworks permits available starting Dec. 26

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fire Department announces fireworks permits will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the following locations for the upcoming New Year’s celebration. These sites are: * Fire Administration Office, Hilo County Building, 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 26-28, and Dec. 31; and 10 […]

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Fireworks permits to be available on Wednesday (Dec 26)

The Hawai‘i Fire Department announces that fireworks permits will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, December 26, at the following locations for the upcoming New Year’s celebration. Permits are not required for the purchasing of novelties and paperless firecrackers. Fireworks are allowed 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

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Woman rescued from Kaumana Caves after being injured in fall

Fire/rescue responded to an 11:39 a.m. alarm Saturday (Dec 1) to Kaumana Caves for a person who fell and was injured in the caves while hiking.

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Fire Prevention Week in Hilo (Oct. 13)

Fire Prevention Week in Hilo (Oct. 13)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Fire Department hosts its annual Fire Prevention Week community event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Hilo Bayfront. Fire Prevention Week is celebrated nationally Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “be rabbit ready, have two ways out!” underscores a simple fact: it’s not enough to have a single exit. The […]

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Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation in connection with a 29-year-old man whose body was found Monday morning after he was swept out to sea Saturday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Ceasare Moses of Pāhala.

Body of lost Pahala fisherman recovered Monday morning

Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation in connection with a 29-year-old man whose body was found Monday morning after he was swept out to sea Saturday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Ceasare Moses of Pāhala.

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A C-130 takes off from Barbers Point, Oahu. (File Photo courtesy of USCG)

Search for missing fisherman off South Point continues

Fire/rescue crews along with a Coast Guard cutter and aircraft continued their search Sunday morning (June 3) for a fisherman swept into the ocean at South Point in Ka‘u Saturday. The man was hit by a wave while retrieving a fish net Saturday and was last seen 200 yeards off-shore by witnesses.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:17 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 26) for a report of missing kayakers off the Kohala coastline at about the nine mile marker of Akoni Pule Highway.

A 29 year-old woman and an eight year old girl were last seen in a kayak about 200 yards offshore in rough surf with Northeast winds blowing at 20-35 mph with gusts or 45 mph or more.

Kayakers rescued after being blown three miles off the Kohala Coast

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:17 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 26) for a report of missing kayakers off the Kohala coastline at about the nine mile marker of Akoni Pule Highway. A 29 year-old woman and an eight year old girl were last seen in a kayak about 200 yards offshore in rough surf with […]

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