Paramedics wanted: County seeing uptick in calls for emergency medical services

  • From left to back, Emergency Medical Technicians Leina’ala Kekai, Kawika Boman, Branden Pascual and Paramedic Chad Kawazoe pose for a portrait in an ambulance at the Central Fire Station in Hilo on Wednesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The Hawaii Fire Department is searching for paramedics to fill the spots of those who have been promoted, retired or transferred to other positions within the department.