The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 5:34 p.m. for a hiker in distress on Pali Notches Trail. Five HFD units, staffed with 16 personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 5:44 p.m., established command and deployed two fire fighters on foot. One engine company was tasked to secure a landing zone at Pali Golf Course. It was reported that one male hiker, age unknown, was hiking on the Pali Notches trail when he began to feel ill and called 911.
HFD fire fighter personnel made their way up the trail and made contact with the patient, evaluated his condition, and assessed vital signs. HFD personnel escorted the hiker out on foot and patient care was transferred to Emergency Medical Services personnel at 8:33 p.m. No other injuries were reported for this incident.
Hiking Safety Tips:
Bring a cell phone, which can be a lifesaver during an emergency. Ensure that your battery is full prior to your hike. We recommend packing an external back-up battery.
Pack Food (Snacks) and Water
Stay hydrated and prepare for the unexpected.
Know your physical abilities and limitations; select trails that can be enjoyed safely
Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of getting injured or lost.