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Eric T. Hayashi

Fire Equipment Operator

Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi and the members of his crew were providing emergency medical care to a sick customer. Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi was providing CPR when he began to feel ill.

Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi’s crew provided care and summoned additional help. Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi was transported to the hospital but did not survive. His death was caused by a heart attack.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Eric T. Hayashi was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

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: September 02, 2021