EMS Run/Walk

    In celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week, the Hawaii Fire Department is sponsoring their 14th annual EMS Family Fun Run/Walk, Keiki Fun Run, and Health Fair on Saturday, August 9, 2014.  The event will take place at Liliuokalani Park, and the public is invited to participate.

The 5K Family Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk begins and ends at Liliuokalani Park in Hilo.  A map of the course is available here. Both events will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 3rd.  A Keiki Fun Run, a non-competitive event for children ages 3 to 10, will be held within Liliuokalani Park following the 5K run.

Applications may be obtained at the Spencer Health and Fitness Center, the Fire Administration office located at the County Building, 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2501, in Hilo, at any district fire station, or by calling 932-2900 during normal business hours.

Awards will be presented following the completion of the event.  All participants will also become eligible to receive random drawing prizes which have been provided by our generous sponsors.

The family fun run/walk will also kick off various events and displays that will continue throughout the day.  The American Heart Association (blood pressure screening), Ululani Pharmacy (blood sugar/cholesterol screening), Big Island Asthma Coalition-East Hawaii (asthma awareness and education), Hospice of Hilo, Tri Fit (personal fitness assessment administered by Keaau High School students), and the County of Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (Keiki ID) are among the agencies that will provide their services to the public. 

The Hawaii Island branch office of the American Cancer Society will have volunteers and staff on hand to assist with the event as well as to provide information about their services.

One of the beneficiaries of the EMS Run will be the Greg Cameron Fireman’s Fund, a non-profit fund that will be used to help firefighter’s families that need help while fighting hardship and disease.  More information available here.

EMS Week, which is celebrated nationwide, will bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medical “front line.”  The celebration of EMS Week underscores the commitment and dedication of the 750,000 EMS personnel who provide an essential community service every day. 

The Emergency Medical Services Week coordinators are Battalion Chief Lance Uchida (Emergency Medical Services Bureau, telephone 961-8319) and Battalion Chief Jerry Lum (telephone 961-8348).  The fun run/walk race director is EMS Captain Jesse Ebersole.

The County of Hawaii’s Emergency Medical Services Division, a State-funded program, provides 24-hour quality pre-hospital emergency medical care and services to the residents and visitors on Hawaii.  Last year, EMS responded to 15,310 calls for assistance island wide.  To learn more about your local EMS Bureau, please call 961-8319.

Event organizers welcome your support of EMS.  Please join your Fire Department on August 9th.




Mahalo to all our sponsors for supporting this event!

August 9, 2014

In Loving Memory of Greg Cameron