Hawaii News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Apparent vehicle fire sparks brush burn in area near Hawaii Island highway

Firefighters on Hawaii Island on Monday afternoon reponded to a brush fire on the Mamalahoa Highway that started around 3 p.m.. Witnesses say the brush fire was sparked when a large truck burst into flames on the shoulder lane of the highway. Police shut the highway down in both directions between Paauilo and Ookala near the 32-mile marker. Authorities have since reopened a single contraflow lane to traffic. The size of the fire is unknown, but police are asking drivers to steer clear of the area.
KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now

Monday, June 26, 2017

Seven promoted at Kauai Fire Department

David Duncan did not skip a beat in the Junior Lifeguard class Friday despite attending the Kauai Fire Department promotions and pinning ceremony at the Moikeha Building. “We can’t keep the 110 young people waiting,” Duncan said. “Today is the Jet Ski rides before we have a potluck luncheon to wrap up the week at Kalapaki Beach. The young lifeguards will get their certificates and shirts.” Duncan, a 26-year veteran with the County of Kauai, was promoted to ocean safety officer III, being joined by Kaleo-okalani Joseph Kinimaka Lopez, who was promoted to ocean safety officer IV.
Garden Island Newspaper (Kauaiworld.com)

Kauai Fire Department holds blessing ceremony for new truck

The Kauai Fire Department held a blessing ceremony Thursday at the Princeville fire station for its new fire truck. The new Engine 1 (Princeville fire station) is a 2017 Rosenbauer Triple Combination commercial pumper designed for the district’s unique environment, Moloaa to Kee. The new engine replaces a 12-year-old Pierce Engine and is customized to ensure fire protection across Hanalei’s challenging response environment, including bridges with limited weight restrictions, rural topography, and areas of limited access, said KFD Deputy Chief Kilipaki Vaughan. “The design and purchase of Engine 1 was a partnered effort among county departments, community associations and the private industry,” said Vaughan.
Garden Island Newspaper (Kauaiworld.com)

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