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Concerns raised over resources used to fight state’s worst high-rise fire


Hawaii News Digest, 21 July 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC, Post #15348.

Source:

http://khonn2.com/2017/07/20/concerns-raised-over-resources-used-to-fight-states-worst-high-rise-fire/

Accessed on 21 July 2017, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Gina Mangieri.

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Comment:

An examination of the fire incident logs from the recent Marco Polo Condominium that killed three people “reveals just how massive the operation and coordination had to be to battle the deadly fire.”

According to KHON 2 reporter Gina Mangieri, the task of fighting the fire was complicated by a lack of resources used to fight the blaze and by falling debris and thick smoke with imperiled both fire crews and residents escaping the building.

An anonymous fire fighter told KHON 2 that a lot went wrong in fighting this high-rise fire:

“The mobile command center, which didn’t come at the same time that the Fire 3 didn’t show up, it’s designed to take the command team out of the hectic scene and put them in a quiet area where they can work together and be organized and effective,” the firefighter said. “There’s no reason why that equipment didn’t come. We’ve spent a lot of money on this MCC and this is the prime example of a situation. It should have been deployed.”

This and other issues were explored at a meeting held with the Honolulu Fire Chief and other Honolulu city officials. Among the topics on the agenda were fire dangers not addressed by the Marco Polo owners and the large number of disabled and senior citizens trapped in upper floors.

When the Marco Polo complex was built, the installation of sprinkler systems was not a requirement for occupancy.  Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is supporting a bill that would require fire suppression systems in any building higher than 75 feet/22.86 meters.

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Naval Academy football head coach, a local boy, takes tour of Hokulea | KHON2


Hokulea arrived in Newport News, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday.

Source: Naval Academy football head coach, a local boy, takes tour of Hokulea | KHON2(http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/15/naval-academy-football-coach-a-local-boy-takes-tour-of-hokulea/).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 15:15 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

When the Hokulea made port in Newport News, Virginia on Saturday, it had a distinguished visitor.  Radford High School graduate and now head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy’s football team, Ken Niumataolo, stopped by with his family and discussed the Malama Honua voyage with crew members.

The Hokulea will remain in drydock for about a month before it departs for the Panama Canal and, eventually, home in Hawaii.


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Aloha Stadium steps up security at UH homecoming game in wake of tailgating concerns | KHON2


The game marks the first day of tailgating under a new rule and increased security presence.

Source: Aloha Stadium steps up security at UH homecoming game in wake of tailgating concerns | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/15/aloha-stadium-steps-up-security-at-uh-homecoming-game-in-wake-of-tailgating-concerns/).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 14:59 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Safety and security concerns were raised after the last UH homecoming game, when fans showed KHON 2 News photos of tailgaters getting medical help after drinking too much alcohol near the area where the UH group “Manoa Maniacs” was holding its promotional event.  This year, the Manoa Maniacs’ tent will be moved inside the stadium so the event can be monitored by security personnel.  UH-Manoa officials have launched a campaign through email and social media, warning students of the dangers associated with binge drinking.


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Thousands in fundraising money stolen from Waipahu football team | KHON2


The money raised was going toward an end-of-season banquet for players.

Source: Thousands in fundraising money stolen from Waipahu football team | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/14/thousands-in-fundraising-money-stolen-from-waipahu-high-school-football-team).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 14:40 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Brigette Namata.

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Comment:

Waipahu High School sent a letter home to parents on Thursday, telling them that fundraising money was taken and that police were called in to investigate.  The money was to be used for an end-of-year athletic banquet.

Dason Santana, who plays on the Waipahu JV football team, says “I was really mad…we put in a lot of work.”

Although the Honolulu Police Department says the exact amount of cash and checks taken from the school is unknown, it was believed the total donation was less than $20,000.

Despite the loss of funds, Waipahu Football coach Bryson Carvalho said the banquet will be held, with him paying for the event out of his own pocket.


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Historic WWII Japanese flag to be donated to National Park Service | KHON2


The flag once flew over the ship where a Japanese admiral gave the order to attack Pearl Harbor.

Source: Historic WWII Japanese flag to be donated to National Park Service | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/12/historic-wwii-japanese-flag-to-be-donated-to-national-park-service/).

Accessed on 13 October 2016, 15:05 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The historic flag once flew on the Japanese Battleship Nagato where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto gave the order to attack Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941.

The flag was taken from the Nagato when it entered Tokyo Bay in August 1945.  Seaman Robert Hartman found the flag and kept it in his family until his death in 1999.  His daughter later presented the flag to the National Park Service.


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Samsung smartphone nearly catches fire in Kalihi woman’s hand | KHON2


The woman’s Galaxy Note 7 was a replacement sent by Samsung due to a global recall for the same problem.

Source: Samsung smartphone nearly catches fire in Kalihi woman’s hand | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/09/samsung-smartphone-nearly-catches-fire-in-kalihi-womans-hand/).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to Dee DeCasa, her Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement smartphone “just popped and then smoke started pouring out.”  The incident was similar to ones that prompted Samsung to send out replacement phones to customers with damaged batteries. Apparently, some replacement phones have the same battery issue.

DeCasa’s husband Mel said the phones “should be taken off the market for good.”

AT&T and T-Mobile have stopped distribution of the Galaxy Note 7 until the battery issue is resolved.


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Two Hawaiian Airlines workers arrested for theft | KHON2


We asked the airline for details on the theft, but a spokesperson said he could not comment.

Source: Two Hawaiian Airlines workers arrested for theft | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/10/09/two-hawaiian-airlines-workers-arrested-for-theft/).

Accessed on 10 October 2016, 15:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaiian Airlines told KHON 2 News that the suspects were ramp workers on Maui.  The investigation was started by the airlines corporate security department with the help of Maui police.  The workers have been suspended without pay.


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