City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department

City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department

The City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department brings high tech emergency services to the island by integrating cutting-edge drone technologies into the Honolulu Emergency Services Department's life-saving work in Hawaii. Their philosophy is "O Ka Mea Ma'i Ka Mua" or "The person sick is first".

Offering Island Residents Reliable Emergency Medical Services

City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department

The consolidated city-county of Honolulu was established in 1907 and includes the city of Honolulu, which is the state's capital and largest city, the rest of the island of O'ahu, and several smaller nearby islands. The Honolulu Emergency Services Department oversees emergency medical services for the consolidated city-county's population of nearly one million residents, as well as the many tourists who visit the island each year. The Emergency Services Department was formally established in 1998, although Honolulu has been home to various private and small public emergency service providers since 1910. In addition to offering traditional emergency services led by 911 dispatchers, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, the Honolulu Emergency Services Department is deeply embedded in the city-county's community. The Department participates in school visits in which emergency personnel give presentations to students, attends health fairs to educate the public about the EMS system, and recruits new team members through career fairs across the island.

GRoW Support

2017

Project – Drone Technology Pilot Program