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Firefighters union criticizes department for response to highrise blaze - Hawaii News Now


Firefighters union criticizes department for response to highrise blaze
Hawaii News Now
The president of the fire department's union said he's gotten a number of complaints from firefighters who say they didn't have proper resources to respond to the massive blaze at the Marco Polo highrise that killed three, injured a dozen more and ...

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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:31:29 GMT



PA system installed at popular Kailua-Kona beach park - West Hawaii Today


West Hawaii Today

PA system installed at popular Kailua-Kona beach park
West Hawaii Today
“Ninety percent of the people in the water couldn't hear our announcement,” said Hawaii Fire Department's Ocean Safety Division Capt. Chris Stelfox while standing on the beach, also known as Magic Sands, on Monday. That changed about eight months ago ...

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:28:51 GMT



Firefighters receive home-security donation - Hawaii Tribune Herald


Hawaii Tribune Herald

Firefighters receive home-security donation
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Perreira approached State Farm insurance, which donated Kaimi, Perreira's partner and the only arson-detection dog in the state, to see if the Hawaii Fire Department might qualify for a security system donation. On Monday, State Farm partnered with ...

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:57:48 GMT



Investigators look for cause of fatal Hawaii tower fire - Reuters


Reuters

Investigators look for cause of fatal Hawaii tower fire
Reuters
(Reuters) - Honolulu fire officials on Saturday were hoping to determine the cause of a blaze that tore through three upper floors of a 36-story residential tower in Hawaii's capital, killing at least three people. The conflagration, which broke out on ...
The Latest: Woman in Hawaii fire horrified at flames belowABC News
Deadly Hawaii fire raises concerns about lack of sprinklers in older high-rises across the USLos Angeles Times
Victims identified in deadly Hawaii high-rise fireCBS News
Fox News -New York Post -BBC News -KHON2
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Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:50:03 GMT



Arson K-9 aids investigation into deadly Marco Polo high-rise fire - KHON2


KHON2

Arson K-9 aids investigation into deadly Marco Polo high-rise fire
KHON2
On Tuesday, the Hawaii Fire Department brought in its arson K-9, Kaimi, from Hawaii island. The Honolulu Fire Department stresses that officials are not necessarily looking at the case as a criminal investigation, however they want to look at all ...
More agencies join Marco Polo fire investigationHonolulu Star-Advertiser
Investigation into fatal Marco Polo fire expands to include other agenciesHawaii News Now
Fire department IDs unit where Honolulu high-rise fire beganWest Hawaii Today
Las Vegas Review-Journal -Hawaiipublicradio
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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:34:09 GMT



Associa Hawaii to distribute $1000 checks for Marco Polo residents affected by fire - KITV Honolulu


KITV Honolulu

Associa Hawaii to distribute $1000 checks for Marco Polo residents affected by fire
KITV Honolulu
Associa Hawaii, the management company at the Marco Polo, says those families hardest hit by the fire will see some relief soon. The company has set aside $100,000 in grant money and will start cutting checks on Tuesday. The money was raised by ...

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:42:04 GMT



Anonymous gift goes toward purchase of vital fire rescue equipment - Hawaii Tribune Herald


Hawaii Tribune Herald

Anonymous gift goes toward purchase of vital fire rescue equipment
Hawaii Tribune Herald
KAILUA-KONA — Having the right equipment and tools makes any job safer and easier, and that's especially true for Hawaii Fire Department rescue personnel on Hawaii Island. Those brave men and women who put their lives on the line performing ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:50:42 GMT



Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers - Hawaii News Now


Hawaii News Now

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers
Hawaii News Now
The city had a sprinkler retrofitting law, but it was taken out of the municipal code, said Larry Trame, assistant fire marshal for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The department is pushing to reinstate the law, but it is facing pushback over the ...
Hawaii Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fireNews-Herald.com
Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu firenews9.com KWTV

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Posted on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:08:42 GMT



Firefighters reach out to frequent 911 callers to help minimize cost, provide solutions - Hawaii Tribune Herald


Hawaii Tribune Herald

Firefighters reach out to frequent 911 callers to help minimize cost, provide solutions
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Military veteran Douglas Brain, 66, of Hilo is still wearing plastic hospital bracelets on his wrists — two of them bright orange and the others drab white — when Hawaii Fire Department Medical Specialist Jesse Ebersole and his colleague, Vern Hara ...

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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:52:17 GMT



Fern Forest fire takes cabin - Hawaii Tribune Herald


Fern Forest fire takes cabin
Hawaii Tribune Herald
A 400-square foot structure a written Fire Department statement described as a “shed-type cabin' was destroyed in a Saturday night fire. Eight units responded to the 7:48 p.m. fire with the first unit, arriving on scene at 8:13, p.m., finding the ...

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:26:00 GMT



 

 
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