Hawaii Fire Department to get new medical helicopter thanks to donation via Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation

  • Hawaii Fire Department Chopper 2 shuttles a victim from Makalawena Beach to a waiting ambulance in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Rendering of the new helicopter donated to the Hawaii Fire Department through the Daniel R Sayre Foundation. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Above: Firefighters set up a pool for Chopper 2 to fill its bucket for water drops on a 2016 brush fire. Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo Below: A rendering of the new Airbus H125 helicopter donated to the Hawaii Fire Department through the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Hawaii Fire Department and Chopper 2 take part in rescue simulation during the 2019 D.A.R.E. Day at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A rescued swimmer from Makalawena Beach is taken from Chopper 2 to a waiting ambulance at the entrance to Kekaha Kai State Park in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A sergeant with the Hawaii Police Department's Special Response Team who was injured in a shootout at South Point is carried toward Hilo Medical Center after being medevaced on July 20, 20218. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The Hawaii Fire Department is set to receive a new helicopter to support operations thanks to a generous donation made to the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation.