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  • Parents of Teen Swept to Sea Endows Hawaii Fire Dept.

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
    Posted: February 7th, 2014

    The parents of a N.Y. teen who was swept out to sea while on a tour in Hawaii plans give money from a lawsuit award to the fire department that tried to rescue him.

  • Fire Wire 11/12

    Posted: November 1st, 2012

    SEPT. 1: GREENBELT, MD – Two firefighters were injured when apparatus responding to a possible house fire collided with a vehicle. The possible house fire turned out to be a malfunctioning electrical outlet.   SEPT.  3: WEST MAUI, HI – Sixty firefighters battled a blaze at a resort and managed to contain it to the building that...

  • Scuttlebutt 9/12

    Posted: September 1st, 2012

    Heroes Honor Heroes One of the perks of winning the Stanley Cup is the tradition of getting to showcase the cup in celebration of the victory. In 1994 the New York Rangers took the Cup to Yankee Stadium. The 2010 Chicago Blackhawks paraded the Cup around Wrigley Field. When the Los Angeles Kings shocked the hockey world by winning the Stanley Cup...

  • Dec. 7, 1941: A Day of Infamy ...and FIRE

    Posted: November 30th, 2011

    Sunday morning, 0800 hours in Hawaii. The day shift was starting in Honolulu firehouses on Dec. 7, 1941. The sun was shining; the palms were swaying, another day in paradise.

  • Prototypes Promise Improved Firefighter Safety

    Story by kitv.com
    Posted: August 19th, 2011

    HONOLULU -- The Interstate Building fire of 2000 was the Honolulu Fire Department's worst high-rise fire. Those who were there remember it well. More than a decade later, the battle to keep firefighters safe on the job is going strong with the creation of the next generation of first responder technology. On April 1st 2000, 13 firefighters were treated and 2 captains were hospitalized when fire and smoke choked the First Interstate Building.

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