The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 9:50 this morning for an injured hiker on the Diamond Head Summit Trail. Five HFD units, staffed with 12 personnel, responded. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 10:02 a.m. and ascended up the trail by foot to find and make contact with the injured hiker.
According to the 911 caller, a male hiker, in his 50s, fell and hit his forehead causing it to bleed. The hikers were about 40 feet from the helipad near the trail’s summit. The 911 caller and another hiker, who’s a nurse, also assisted the injured hiker and escorted the patient down the trail.
HFD’s Rescue 1 and Air 1 were standing by and the incident command alerted the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to respond to the scene while fire fighters continued to hike up the trail.
Fire fighters made contact with the injured hiker at approximately 10:12 a.m. and rendered medical attention then escorted him all the way down the trail to the command center where patient care was transferred to the EMS.