The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 4:58 p.m. for a person who injured her right knee on the Koko Crater Trail in Hawaii Kai. Five resource units staffed with 16 personnel responded. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 5:04 p.m., established command and ascended the trail by foot. HFD personnel made contact with a 46-year-old female at 5:29 p.m. She and her 9-year-old son were descending the trail when she lost her footing, fell and injured her knee.
HFD’s Air 1 inserted rescue specialists into the area who made an extraction plan then Air 1 transported the patient to a landing zone nearby at the Koko Head District Park while her son was escorted by fire fighters to the command post. Care was transferred to the EMS at approximately 6:45 p.m. All HFD personnel were accounted for with no reports of injuries.
The HFD urges the public to hike safely and provides the following safety tips:
Get information about the Trail
• Prior to hiking, learn about the trail you intend to explore so you know the route,
where to start, and the degree of difficulty. When you get to the trail’s entrance,
read and follow the signs that are posted. Be aware of restricted or closed trails.
Assess Your Capabilities
• Compare your level of fitness, ability, and experience with the trail description. Be
practical and realistic. There are a wide variety of trails in Hawaii, so pick one that
suits your level.