On Saturday, November 20, 2021, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 7:59 a.m. for an auto extrication emergency in Aiea. Four resource units, staffed with 14 personnel, responded. The first firefighters arrived at 8:05 a.m. to find a male pinned under a vehicle near the intersection of Pali Momi Street and Kamehameha Highway.
During the initial size-up of the incident, a request for a rescue unit to provide pneumatic, high-lift capacity air bags was considered. In the meantime, the fire fighters on scene provided fire protection, stabilized, and de-energized the vehicle. HFD personnel utilized battery-powered hydraulic rescue tools, wooden cribbing, and a manually-operated
high-lift jack to create enough clearance to free the male. Medical care was quickly transferred to an awaiting Emergency Medical Services unit that departed to a nearby hospital at 8:27 a.m.