Eric Hayashi, Fire Equipment Operator

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On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Fire Equipment Operator Eric Hayashi responded to an EMS call at a residence.  While at the scene, Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi experienced a medical emergency.  He was immediately taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Department information

Hawaii Fire Department
25 Aupuni Street, #2501
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Chief: Darren J. Rosario

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 49
Rank: Fire Equipment Operator
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 8, 2020 17:39
Date of death: August 8, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential