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Eric T. Hayashi

Fire Equipment Operator

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.

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

Department information

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

Chief: Darren J. Rosario

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

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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